Blomstedt conducts Beethoven, Wagner, and Lidholm

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Expect fire and passion in this program of stirring tension. The dramatic heights to which Wagner aspired were lofty. Indeed, in composing the opera Tristan und Isolde, he was clear about his intent: “I shall erect a memorial to this loveliest of all dreams in which, from the first to the last, love shall, for once, find utter repletion.” Beethoven’s ferociously powerful Third Symphony holds a revered place in the canon for its depth and breadth of emotion.

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

The April 14 concert benefits the Orchestra Pension Fund.


Herbert Blomstedt


San Francisco Symphony



Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

Ingvar Lidholm

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

Concert Length: Approximately 2 Hours


Beethoven Symphony No. 3 Eroica

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  1. Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 2:00pm

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  2. Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 6:30pm

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  3. Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  4. Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 2:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with John R. Palmer, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Meet Herbert Blomstedt at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the April 11, 13, and 14 concerts.


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Share two glasses of bubbly, two chocolate covered strawberries and two delectable truffles for just $21 at your concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Call (415) 252-1937 to pre-order for intermission. Orders must be placed by 3:30pm the day before the concert. Pick-up is available on all levels.