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San Francisco Symphony – STEVE HACKMAN’S BRAHMS V. RADIOHEAD

San Francisco Symphony – STEVE HACKMAN’S BRAHMS V. RADIOHEAD

Regarded as a musical visionary, composer/conductor/producer/songwriter Steve Hackman reimagines classical music with electronic-orchestral syntheses that have surprised and thrilled sellout audiences across the country. Experience a unique show that blurs the lines of fine and pop art when he conducts the SF Symphony in a daring hybrid of music by masterful Romantic composer Brahms and Grammy Award-winning electronic/rock group Radiohead.

Radiohead does not appear in this performance

Steve Hackman – Conductor
Kéren Tayar – Vocalist
Will Post – Vocalist
Andrew Lipke – Vocalist

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

Zemlinsky – The Mermaid (Die Seejungfrau)

Andrey Boreyko – Conductor

Emanuel Ax – Piano

Arguably “the most distinguished American pianist alive” (The Telegraph), Emanuel Ax adds an almost improvisational fluidity to Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, a piece that combines harrowing pianism with symphonic muscle. Also on the program, the masterful Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko brings his own brand of passion and nuance as he leads the SF Symphony in Zemlinsky’s lush symphonic fairy tale based on the Hans Christian Andersen tragedy The Little Mermaid.

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

Zemlinsky – The Mermaid (Die Seejungfrau)

Andrey Boreyko – Conductor

Emanuel Ax – Piano

Arguably “the most distinguished American pianist alive” (The Telegraph), Emanuel Ax adds an almost improvisational fluidity to Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, a piece that combines harrowing pianism with symphonic muscle. Also on the program, the masterful Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko brings his own brand of passion and nuance as he leads the SF Symphony in Zemlinsky’s lush symphonic fairy tale based on the Hans Christian Andersen tragedy The Little Mermaid.

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

San Francisco Symphony – Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2

Zemlinsky – The Mermaid (Die Seejungfrau)

Andrey Boreyko – Conductor

Emanuel Ax – Piano

Arguably “the most distinguished American pianist alive” (The Telegraph), Emanuel Ax adds an almost improvisational fluidity to Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, a piece that combines harrowing pianism with symphonic muscle. Also on the program, the masterful Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko brings his own brand of passion and nuance as he leads the SF Symphony in Zemlinsky’s lush symphonic fairy tale based on the Hans Christian Andersen tragedy The Little Mermaid.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

San Diego Symphony – Season Finale – Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos

BERNSTEIN – Overture to Candide
POULENC – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
BRAHMS –  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Edo de Waart, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo piano

Our Leonard Bernstein Centennial celebration concludes with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide. Maestro de Waart welcomes Christina and Michelle Naughton, the most acclaimed piano duo on today’s classical circuit, for Francis Poulenc’s famous Concerto for Two Pianos, a charming and agreeable work with a strong suggestion of Mozart at its sparkling heart. Finally, the season closes with Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony, a work of supreme control that grows from a focused, serious beginning to a wonderfully bright and brassy finale.

Monterey Symphony – Concert 3

Johannes Brahms – Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

JOHANNES BRAHMS is a cherished composer among local audiences, who will be charmed with his warm and lyrical Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, a musical thank-you note to the University of Breslau, who bestowed an honorary doctorate upon him in 1880. The Monterey Symphony’s third concert also features Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann, a close friend to Brahms.

Renowned pianist Josu de Solaun will dazzle with his exhilarating performance of Piano Concerto No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Josu performed Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a solo piano recital previously for the Monterey Symphony, and the 2014 First Prize Enescu Piano Competition winner is back to astonish our audiences again. Do not miss this opportunity!

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

Monterey Symphony – Concert 3

Johannes Brahms – Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Camille Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 103
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 2, Op. 61

JOHANNES BRAHMS is a cherished composer among local audiences, who will be charmed with his warm and lyrical Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, a musical thank-you note to the University of Breslau, who bestowed an honorary doctorate upon him in 1880. The Monterey Symphony’s third concert also features Symphony No. 2 by Robert Schumann, a close friend to Brahms.

Renowned pianist Josu de Solaun will dazzle with his exhilarating performance of Piano Concerto No. 5 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Josu performed Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as a solo piano recital previously for the Monterey Symphony, and the 2014 First Prize Enescu Piano Competition winner is back to astonish our audiences again. Do not miss this opportunity!

Join us one hour prior to every performance for our pre-concert lectures presented by musicologist Dr. Todd Samra

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Heroes Benefit Concert

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Heroes Benefit Concert

Artists
Michelle Merrill, conductor
John Kimura Parker, piano
Wei Yu, cello

Program
BLOCH From Jewish Life, No. 1, “Prayer”
BEETHOVEN Allegretto scherzando from Symphony No. 8
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
DVOŘÁK Adagio – Allegro molto from Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue