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Charles Dutoit leads two thrilling concert programs in May, featuring Berlioz’s magnificent Requiem May 4–6 and Debussy’s La Mer May 10–13, at Davies Symphony Hall

April 6, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / APRIL 7, 2017

(High resolution images of Charles Dutoit, Paul Groves and Emanuel Ax are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library)

CHARLES DUTOIT LEADS TWO THRILLING CONCERT PROGRAMS IN MAY, FEATURING BERLIOZ’S MAGNIFICENT REQUIEM MAY 4–6 AND DEBUSSY’S LA MER MAY 10–13

Tenor Paul Groves featured alongside the SFS Chorus in performances of Berlioz Requiem
 
Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 May 10–13
 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit returns to Davies Symphony Hall to lead the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in two dynamic concerts in May. Joining him on stage are tenor Paul Groves and the SFS Chorus in performances of Berlioz’s iconic Requiem on May 4–6 and Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performing the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 on May 10–13. Groves, a native of New Orleans, made his New York Philharmonic debut in his first performance of the Requiem in 2003, a performance also conducted by Dutoit.

Additional works on the May 10‒13 concerts include Sibelius’s Karelia Suite, one of his earlier and most popular works, and Falla’s Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat, a ballet set in Spain telling the story of a magistrate infatuated with a miller's faithful wife and his attempts to seduce her. Rounding out the program is one of Debussy’s most admired orchestral compositions, La Mer (The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra).

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