András Schiff conducts Bach and Mendelssohn: An Open Rehearsal

The young Mendelssohn toured extensively, forming indelible impressions of Europe that were inseparable from his musical imagination. Moved by a seaside cave off the Scottish coast, he captured its immense beauty and raw power in the Hebrides Overture. Delighted by Italy, he wrote an exuberant paean to that country. It was Mendelssohn the conductor who rekindled interest in Bach’s music in the 19th Century. The amazing András Schiff—Project San Francisco artist and one of the world’s most esteemed interpreters of Bach—conducts two captivating concertos from the keyboard.

“There is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist András Schiff playing Bach." —THE NEW YORK TIMES

Katharine Hanrahan Open Rehearsal is a working rehearsal. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion.


András Schiff

conductor and piano

San Francisco Symphony



The Hebrides Overture


Keyboard Concerto No. 2


Keyboard Concerto No. 1


Symphony No. 4, Italian

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert length is approximately 2 hours.

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