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.
San Francisco Symphony
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Concert Length: Approximately 2 Hours