Charles Dutoit returns to conduct two works which showcase the superb SFS Chorus. Poulenc composed his Stabat Mater, which depicts Mary’s grieving during the crucifixion of Jesus, as an outlet for his own grief following the death of a friend. Berlioz breathlessly wrote that the finale of his colossal Te Deum “surpasses all the enormities I have ever been guilty of before.” This astonishing, seldom performed work may be the best-kept secret of the Romantic era. Bring extra socks; your first pair will be knocked off!
Center Terrace seats not available.
“Erin Wall delivered the finest singing of the evening with sensitive, rich-toned, and expressively detailed vocalism.” —THE CLASSICAL REVIEW
San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
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.
Berlioz's Te Deum