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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.

QCSO – River Romance

QCSO – River Romance

TOBIAS PICKER – Old and Lost Rivers
SMETANA – Moldau
MENDELSSOHN – Scherzo, Nocturne, and Wedding March from A Midsummernight’s Dream, Op. 61
BRAHMS – Piano Concerto #2, Bb Major

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Garrick Ohlsson PIANO

The gorgeous and peaceful nostalgia of American composer Tobias Picker’s Old and Lost Rivers and the most famous and popular of all river pieces, Smetana’s colorful, tuneful, and poetic Moldau continue our journey through the world’s waterways. Rounding out the first half is the best of Mendelssohn’s magical and harmonic Incidental Music to Midsummer Night’s Dream including the famous Wedding March. The highlight of the program will be the heroic Quad Cities return of one of America’s greatest pianists, Garrick Ohlsson, in Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2, arguably the most challenging piano concerto ever written.

QCSO – River Romance

QCSO – River Romance

TOBIAS PICKER – Old and Lost Rivers
SMETANA – Moldau
MENDELSSOHN – Scherzo, Nocturne, and Wedding March from A Midsummernight’s Dream, Op. 61
BRAHMS – Piano Concerto #2, Bb Major

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Garrick Ohlsson PIANO

The gorgeous and peaceful nostalgia of American composer Tobias Picker’s Old and Lost Rivers and the most famous and popular of all river pieces, Smetana’s colorful, tuneful, and poetic Moldau continue our journey through the world’s waterways. Rounding out the first half is the best of Mendelssohn’s magical and harmonic Incidental Music to Midsummer Night’s Dream including the famous Wedding March. The highlight of the program will be the heroic Quad Cities return of one of America’s greatest pianists, Garrick Ohlsson, in Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2, arguably the most challenging piano concerto ever written.