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Guest conductors David Robertson, Semyon Bychkov, and Susanna Mälkki lead the San Francisco Symphony

April 23, 2018

   


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / APRIL 23, 2018

     
 (High resolution images of David Robertson, Kirill Gerstein, Semyon Bychkov, Katie & Marielle Labèque, Susanna Mälkki, and Nikolaj Znaider are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library. Photo credit L to R: Jay Fram, Marco Borggreve, Sheila Rock, Umberto Nicoletti, Simon Fowler, Lars Gunderson.)

GUEST CONDUCTORS DAVID ROBERTSON, SEMYON BYCHKOV, AND SUSANNA MÄLKKI LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

On May 24–26 David Robertson conducts the SFS in Haydn’s Symphony No. 102, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Kirill Gerstein, and the U.S. premiere of Brett Dean’s Engelsflügel

May 31–June 2 concerts, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, feature Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, Little Russian; first SFS performances of Taneyev’s Oresteia Overture; and Bruch’s Concerto for Two Pianos in A-flat minor performed by Katia and Marielle Labèque

On June 7–9 Susanna Mälkki leads the SFS in Kaija Saariaho’s Laterna Magica, Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major with violinist Nikolaj Znaider

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) welcomes its final three guest conductors of the 2017–18 season—David Robertson, Semyon Bychkov, and Susanna Mälkki—to lead the Orchestra in three diverse programs in May and June. Concerts on May 24 at UC Davis Mondavi Center and May 25–26 at Davies Symphony Hall feature David Robertson conducting the first SFS performances and U.S. premiere of the 2014 orchestral version of Brett Dean’s Engelsflügel (Wings of Angels), which pays homage to the music of Brahms and precedes a performance of BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 1 in D minor by pianist Kirill Gerstein. Also on the program is one of Haydn’s final symphonies—his Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major.

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