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San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

ESTÉVEZMediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Op. 61 (with text by William Shakespeare)

Rafael Payare, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Tasha Koontz, soprano
Kira Dills-DeSurra, mezzo soprano
Women of the San Diego Master Chorale

Hear Felix Mendelssohn‘s music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare‘s homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.

Also, sensational young pianist Víkingur Ólafsson gives his interpretation of the ultimate “piano concerto as love letter,” Robert Schumann‘s Piano Concerto in A minor, dedicated to Clara Schumann.

 

San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

San Diego Symphony – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

ESTÉVEZMediodía en el llano (Midday on the Plains)
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
MENDELSSOHN: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Op. 61 (with text by William Shakespeare)

Rafael Payare, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Tasha Koontz, soprano
Kira Dills-DeSurra, mezzo soprano
Women of the San Diego Master Chorale

Hear Felix Mendelssohn‘s music as it was meant to be experienced, as a stellar cast of actors presents an abridged version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s magical score! But first, journey to Rafael Payare‘s homeland and experience the beauty of the Venezuelan countryside with Antonio Estévez’s Midday on the Plains.

Also, sensational young pianist Víkingur Ólafsson gives his interpretation of the ultimate “piano concerto as love letter,” Robert Schumann‘s Piano Concerto in A minor, dedicated to Clara Schumann.

 

San Francisco Symphony – MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO

San Francisco Symphony – MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO

Conductor Brett Mitchell leads the SF Symphony in an exhilarating concert of iconic masterworks. Carnival scenes, pastoral interludes, and ghastly dances with witches and sorcerers make Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique among the most vibrant orchestral music ever written. Then, a masterpiece hailed by many as the most lyrical and influential of its kind—Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto—performed by one of today’s most promising young artists, award-winning Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot.

Conductor/Performers

Brett Mitchell – Conductor
Blake Pouliot – Violin

Program

Berlioz

Hungarian March from The Damnation of Faust

Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto

Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique

San Francisco Symphony – Stern Grove Festival

San Francisco Symphony – Stern Grove Festival

Join the SF Symphony at the 82nd Stern Grove Festival for our annual free concert in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and relax as the SF Symphony serenades you with a dazzling afternoon of music al fresco

Edwin Outwater – Conductor
Lauren Decker – Contralto
Mendelssohn – Fingal’s Cave Overture

Elgar – Sea Pictures 

Tchaikovsky – Marche slave 

Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) – Pictures at an Exhibition

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

András Schiff – Conductor and Piano

Jennifer Mitchell – Soprano

Margaret (Peg) Lisi – Mezzo-soprano

Michael Jankosky – Tenor

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major

 

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3

Mendelssohn – Lobgesang, Opus 52

J.S. Bach was all but forgotten when Felix Mendelssohn launched a full-scale revival of Bach’s music in 1829—two geniuses from different eras whose music captivates, inspires, and reaches deep into the soul. Hear both composers in the hands of the absolutely riveting conductor and pianist András Schiff. “Schiff performed Bach . . . and transformed the huge and well-filled hall into a bowl of rapt silence” (Independent).

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

András Schiff – Conductor and Piano

Jennifer Mitchell – Soprano

Margaret (Peg) Lisi – Mezzo-soprano

Michael Jankosky – Tenor

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major

 

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3

Mendelssohn – Lobgesang, Opus 52

J.S. Bach was all but forgotten when Felix Mendelssohn launched a full-scale revival of Bach’s music in 1829—two geniuses from different eras whose music captivates, inspires, and reaches deep into the soul. Hear both composers in the hands of the absolutely riveting conductor and pianist András Schiff. “Schiff performed Bach . . . and transformed the huge and well-filled hall into a bowl of rapt silence” (Independent).

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

András Schiff – Conductor and Piano

Jennifer Mitchell – Soprano

Margaret (Peg) Lisi – Mezzo-soprano

Michael Jankosky – Tenor

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major

 

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3

Mendelssohn – Lobgesang, Opus 52

J.S. Bach was all but forgotten when Felix Mendelssohn launched a full-scale revival of Bach’s music in 1829—two geniuses from different eras whose music captivates, inspires, and reaches deep into the soul. Hear both composers in the hands of the absolutely riveting conductor and pianist András Schiff. “Schiff performed Bach . . . and transformed the huge and well-filled hall into a bowl of rapt silence” (Independent).

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
LISZT – Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique

Michael Francis, conductor
Rodolfo Leone, piano

The Romantic movement was launched by the three early innovators on this program, who shook the world and shaped the future with these youthful masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique – all originating in the bountiful year of 1830. Michael Francis (Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director) conducts, with rising star pianist Rodolfo Leone.

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
LISZT – Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique

Michael Francis, conductor
Rodolfo Leone, piano

The Romantic movement was launched by the three early innovators on this program, who shook the world and shaped the future with these youthful masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique – all originating in the bountiful year of 1830. Michael Francis (Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director) conducts, with rising star pianist Rodolfo Leone.