Barantschik plays Concertos and Serenades

Three Orchestra members step into the spotlight in sparkling solo turns. The first time Ms. Payne performed the Piccolo concerto, she “stole the show,” said Vivaldi’s style greatly influenced Bach, whose concertos are among the most mellifluous to emerge from the Baroque era. Wolfgang Amadeus loved a party and wrote charming serenades and divertimentos to be performed at those often stately occasions—including this Serenade from 1776.

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.


Alexander Barantschik


Catherine Payne


Eugene Izotov


San Francisco Symphony



Piccolo Concerto


Violin Concerto in A minor


Divertimento in D major for Strings


Concerto in D minor for Violin and Oboe


Serenade No. 6, Serenata notturna

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

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Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle raves, ""t's a welcome pleasure on those occasions when [SFS orchestra members] get to take their rightful places in the spotlight as individual artists." Read the full review: "Barantschik's Flair a Boon for Soloists"

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  1. Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 8:00pm

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Inside Music, an informative talk free to ticketholders, begins one hour prior to concerts.

Please note: On Wednesday, January 23, Fell Street will be closed between Franklin and Gough. Allow extra time for driving and parking near Davies Symphony Hall this evening.