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MTT and the SF Symphony begin year-long Schumann cycle, plus Leonidas Kavakos performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto, November 13-15 at Davies Symphony Hall

SAN FRANCISCO, October 19 – Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) begin a season-long performance and recording cycle of Schumann’s four symphonies with the composer’s Symphony No. 3,Rhenish, November 13-15 at Davies Symphony Hall. The program also features two works by Sibelius: the Violin Concerto with guest artist Leonidas Kavakos, and the tone poem The Swan of Tuonela. Concert programs throughout the 2015-16 season celebrate the music of Jean Sibelius in honor of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth – December 8, 1865.  “Sibelius is an immensely fascinating composer,” MTT says. “He is one of those artists whose life work is of a piece, whose major statements are in conversation with one another, extending, confirming, arguing, contradicting, but always continuing.” Read more...

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