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SF Symphony April-June 2014 Concert Calendar

January 29, 2014


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / January 30, 2014 updates May 21


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY 2013-2014 SEASON
APRIL – JUNE CONCERT CALENDAR

All concerts are at Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, unless otherwise noted.

Calendar editors, please note:


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, April 3 at 2 pm
Friday, April 4 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 5 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 6 at 2 pm

Herbert Blomstedt conductor
Carey Bell clarinet
San Francisco Symphony

Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, Opus 57
Schubert Symphony in C major, D.944, The Great

Tickets: $15-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


KATIA AND MARIELLE LABÈQUE

Monday, April 7 at 8 pm

Katia and Marielle Labèque duo piano
Gonzalo Grau percussion
Raphael Seguiner percussion

Gershwin Three Preludes for Two Pianos
Philip Glass Four Movements for Two Pianos
Bernstein Excerpts from West Side Story

Tickets: $15-$96.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, April 9 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Wednesday, April 9 at 8 pm
Friday, April 11 at 8 pm

Herbert Blomstedt conductor
Garrick Ohlsson piano
San Francisco Symphony

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, Romantic

Tickets: Open Rehearsal $22-$40; Concerts $15-$152.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


CITY LIGHTS

Ø  Film Series

Saturday, April 12 at 8 pm

Richard Kaufman conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Chaplin City Lights (film with live orchestral accompaniment)

Tickets: $41-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


CHAMBER MUSIC WITH SF SYMPHONY MUSICIANS

Sunday, April 13 at 2 pm

Mozart Quintet in E-flat major for Piano and Winds, K.452                       

           Garrick Ohlsson piano
           Christopher Gaudi oboe
           Luis Baez clarinet
           Stephen Paulson bassoon
           Bruce Roberts horn

Janáček String Quartet No. 1, Kreutzer Sonata  

Chen Zhao violin
Amy Hiraga violin
Yun Jie Liu viola
Peter Wyrick cello

Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Opus 67                                

David Chernyavsky violin
Sébastien Gingras cello
Asya Gulua piano

Brahms String Quintet in G major, Opus 111      

Melissa Kleinbart violin
Dan Carlson violin
Katie Kadarauch viola
Gina Feinauer viola
Amos Yang cello

Tickets: $36.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, April 24 at 2 pm
Friday, April 25 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 26 at 8 pm

James Conlon conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Mark Inouye trumpet
San Francisco Symphony

Schulhoff Scherzo from Symphony No. 5
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Opus 35
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, Pathétique

Tickets: $15-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


MARTIN HASELBÖCK ORGAN RECITAL

Sunday, April 27 at 3 pm

Martin Haselböck organ

Vivaldi (transcribed by J.S. Bach, BWV 593) Concerto grosso A minor Opus 3, no.8 from Estro armonico

J.S. Bach         Sechs Choräle von verschiedener Art ("Schübler-Chorales")
                        "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" ;BWV 645
                        "Wo soll ich fliehen hin", BWV 646
                        "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten", BWV 647
                        "Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn", BWV 648
                        "Ach bleib bei uns Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 649
                        "Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter", BWV 650
                        Toccata, Adagio and Fugue C major, BWV 564
J.S. Bach (arr. Liszt) Introduction and Fugue from the Cantata "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis", BWV 21
Liszt Variations on the Basso Continuo of the Cantata "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" by J.S. Bach
Martin Haselböck Improvisation on given themes (Themes of J.S. Bach)

Tickets: $20-$30.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


PLAY OUT, DAVIES! FOR WINDS

Sunday, April 27 at 6:30 pm

Reignite your passion for playing symphonic music by participating in our new instrumental workshops, where you’ll explore orchestral pieces on the stage of Davies Symphony Hall under the baton of San Francisco Symphony Resident Conductor Donato Cabrera. Symphony musicians will coach you in sectionals, inspiring you to play your very best.  

Registration opens approximately two months in advance. To get all our invitations and be among the first to know when registration has opened, sign up for our mailing list at www.sfsymphony.org/musicmakers. . (Editors, please note: registration is required IN ADVANCE).


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, May 1 at 2 pm
Friday, May 2 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 3 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 4 at 2 pm

Ton Koopman conductor
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Peter Wyrick cello
Mark Inouye trumpet
San Francisco Symphony

J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
C.P.E. Bach Cello Concerto No. 3 in A major, H.439 (Wq.172)
C.P.E. Bach Symphony in G major, H.666 (Wq.183,4)
J.S. Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51

Tickets: $15-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


MUSIC FOR FAMILIES

Saturday, May 3 at 2 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
Mary Dilts actress (“Harmonia”)
San Francisco Symphony

Musical Postcards!

Musical inspiration can come from any source!  Join the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Donato Cabrera for an afternoon of music by composers who used glorious symphonic sounds to capture the sights and sounds of the world around them.  Whether inspired by their own homeland or on their travels, these composers wrote dazzling music to share their impressions and feelings.  So, get ready for an absolutely thrilling orchestral ride!

Falla The Miller’s Dance from The Three Cornered Hat
Handel Water Music Suite No. 2, “Alla Hornpipe”
Offenbach Can-can
Sibelius Finlandia  (excerpt)
Dvořák Scherzo from Symphony No. 9, From the New World (excerpt)
Copland “Simple Gifts” (Doppio movimento) from Appalachian Spring
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Mao Yuan Dance of the Yao People (excerpt)
Márquez Danzon No. 2 

Tickets: $15-$62
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


PLAY OUT, DAVIES! for STRINGS

Sunday, May 4 at 6:30 pm

Reignite your passion for playing symphonic music by participating in our new instrumental workshops, where you’ll explore orchestral pieces on the stage of Davies Symphony Hall under the baton of San Francisco Symphony Resident Conductor Donato Cabrera. Symphony musicians will coach you in sectionals, inspiring you to play your very best.  

Registration opens approximately two months in advance. To get all our invitations and be among the first to know when registration has opened, sign up for our mailing list at www.sfsymphony.org/musicmakers. . (Editors, please note: registration is required IN ADVANCE).


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, May 8 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, May 8 at 8 pm
Friday, May 9 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm

Ton Koopman conductor
Teresa Wakim soprano
Bogna Bartosz mezzo-soprano
Tilman Lichdi tenor
Klaus Mertens bass

San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

J.S. Bach Cantata No. 207a, Auf, schmetternde Töne der muntern Trompeten
J.S. Bach Missa Brevis (1733) (Kyrie and Gloria from Mass in B minor, BWV 232)

Tickets: Open Rehearsal $22-$40; Concerts $37-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


CHAMBER MUSIC WITH SF SYMPHONY MUSICIANS

Florence Gould Theatre at the Legion of Honor

Sunday, May 11 at 2 pm

Alexander Barantschik violin
Peter Wyrick cello
Anton Nel piano

Debussy Estampes
Brahms Piano Trio in C major, Opus 87
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Opus 67

Tickets: $55 for Legion of Honor members; $59 all others.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF

Ø  Great Performers Series

Sunday, May 11 at 7 pm

Christian Tetzlaff violin

J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001-1006

Tickets: $15-$150.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Wednesday, May 14 at 8 pm
Thursday, May 15 at 8 pm (UC Davis)
Friday, May 16 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 17 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
San Francisco Symphony

Sibelius Lemminkäinen's Return, Opus 22, no.4
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98

Tickets: $15-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday, May 18 at 2 pm

Donato Cabrera conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Wagner Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
Haydn Symphony No. 104, London
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Tickets: $12-$50.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


BEN FOLDS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Monday, May 19 at 7:30 pm

Ben Folds piano, vocals
Donato Cabrera conductor
Backup Vocalists TBA
San Francisco Symphony
 

Singer, pianist and composer Ben Folds performs his newly-written piano concerto with the Orchestra, as well as favorites from his solo career and the Ben Folds Five.

Tickets: $45-$98
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, May 22 at 8 pm
Friday, May 23 at 8 pm
Saturday, May 24 at 8 pm
Sunday, May 25 at 2 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yuja Wang piano
San Francisco Symphony

Fauré Pavane, Opus 50
Schubert Entr’acte No. 3 in B-flat major from Rosamunde, D.797
Grieg The Last Spring, Opus 34, no. 2
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Opus 10
Litolff Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4 in D minor, Opus 102
Debussy Images

Tickets: $15-$171.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY

Ø  Great Performers Series

Sunday, May 25 at 8 pm

Dmitri Hvorostovsky baritone
Ivari Ilja piano

Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Borodin, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov,
Cui, Tchaikovsky, Medtner, Sviridov Romances on Poems by Alexander Pushkin
Shostakovich Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Opus 145a

Tickets: $15-$96.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Thursday, May 29 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, May 29 at 8 pm
Friday, May 30 at 8 pm

Charles Dutoit conductor
Susanna Phillips soprano
Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

Poulenc Gloria
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Fauré Requiem, Opus 48

Tickets: Open Rehearsal $22-$40; Concerts $37-$152.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


DISNEY’S FANTASIA IN CONCERT

Ø  Film Series

Saturday, May 31 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 1 at 4 pm

Sarah Hicks conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Disney Fantasia

The program is a mixture of elements from the original 1940 Fantasia movie and Fantasia 2000 films with live orchestral accompaniment.

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 excerpt [2000]
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastorale (movements 3-5) [1940]
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite [1940]
Debussy Claire de lune [2000]
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919 Version) [2000]
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours [1940]
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice [1940]
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 [2000]
Respighi Pines of Rome [2000]

Tickets: $51-$176.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Wednesday, June 4 at 8 pm
Thursday, June 5 at 8 pm (Green Music Center – Sonoma State University)
Friday, June 6 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 7 at 8 pm

Charles Dutoit conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
San Francisco Symphony

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 19
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Opus 93

Tickets: $15-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


CHAMBER MUSIC WITH SF SYMPHONY MUSICIANS

Sunday, June 8 at 2 pm

Bax String Quartet in G major                            

Yukiko Kurakata violin
Cathryn Down violin
Christina King viola
David Goldblatt cello

Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Opus 90, Dumky

Nadya Tichman violin
Amos Yang cello
Robin Sutherland piano
Anton Nel piano  
                       

Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Opus 57

Florin Parvulescu violin
Polina Sedukh violin
Jonathan Vinocour viola
Sébastien Gingras cello
Kirill Gerstein piano

Tickets: $36.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, June 12 at 2 pm
Friday, June 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 14 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 15 at 2 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Gil Shaham violin
Gamelan Sekar Jaya gamelan ensemble
San Francisco Symphony

Gamelan Ensemble Work
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 63
Britten Excerpts from The Prince of the Pagodas, Opus 57

Tickets: $15-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, June 19 at 8 pm
Friday, June 20 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 21 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Toby Spence tenor
Robert Ward horn
San Francisco Symphony

Copland Danzón Cubano
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Opus 31
Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 in A major, Opus 141

Tickets: $15-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Thursday, June 26 at 8 pm
Friday, June 27 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 29 at 2 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Stuart Skelton tenor (Peter Grimes)
Elza van den Heever soprano (Ellen Orford)
Alan Opie baritone (Captain Balstrode)
Ann Murray mezzo-soprano (Auntie)
Nancy Maultsby mezzo-soprano (Mrs. Sedley)
Nikki Einfeld soprano (Niece 1)
Abigail Nims mezzo-soprano (Niece 2)
Richard Cox tenor (Bob Boles)
Kim Begley tenor (Horace Adams)
Eugene Brancoveanu baritone (Ned Keene)
John Relyea bass (Mr. Swallow)
Kevin Lanhan bass (Hobson)
TBD John (silent role)
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony

James Darrah stage director and costume designer
Cameron Mock scenic and lighting designer
Adam Larsen video designer
Sarah Schuessler associate costume designer

Britten Peter Grimes (semi-staged, enhanced concert production)

Tickets: $34-$152.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTING

Saturday, June 28 at 8 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor

Tal Rosner video artist
Gamelan Sekar Jaya gamelan ensemble
San Francisco Symphony

Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a [with video]
Britten Excerpts from The Prince of the Pagodas

Tickets: $41-$156.
Available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.


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