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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony preview East Coast tour with two concerts featuring Copland, Schumann, and Mahler

March 3, 2016

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / March 03, 2016

(High resolution images of Inon Barnatan , Michael Tilson Thomas and Sasha Cooke are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library)

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PREVIEW EAST COAST TOUR WITH TWO CONCERT PROGRAMS IN DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL FEATURING COPLAND, SCHUMANN, AND MAHLER’s Das Lied von der Erde MARCH 30-April 10

March 30-April 8 concerts feature Copland’s Orchestral Variations, Inscape, and the Piano Concerto with soloist Inon Barnatan, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C major

April 6-10 concerts include mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and tenor Simon O’Neill in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, along with Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Unfinished

MTT and the SFS embark on East Coast tour featuring annual concerts in Carnegie Hall, and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 13-16

SAN FRANCISCO, March 03 – Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the podium in Davies Symphony Hall to conduct two separate programs that preview the Orchestra’s four-concert tour in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Concerts in Davies Symphony Hall March 30-April 8 feature lesser-known works by Aaron Copland—his Orchestral Variations, Inscape, and Piano Concerto with soloist Inon Barnatan—and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C major, as part of the season-long Schumann project that sees MTT and the SFS performing and recording all four Schumann symphonies for future release on SFS Media. MTT, the Orchestra and Barnatan will perform this repertoire on April 13 in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center on April 15.

On April 6-10, MTT leads the SFS and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and tenor Simon O’Neill in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, in a program that also includes Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Unfinished. This program will be performed at Carnegie Hall on April 14 and on April 16 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. 

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