Heras-Casado conducts Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony

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The gestations of Liszt’s concerto and Prokofiev’s symphony could not have been more different; even so, the singular result was two glorious works that are perpetual listener favorites. Liszt took 22 years to compose and revise (and revise again) his sublime, single-movement concerto, while Prokofiev finished his vivid yet deeply ironic symphony in one month. Lindberg’s EXPO, in its West Coast premiere, shows off the orchestra spectacularly well, a perfect concert opener.

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

“. . . [Heras-Casado is a] superb new podium talent, with a fluidly expressive technique, a fine ear for sonorities, and suave rhythmic command.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


Pablo Heras-Casado


San Francisco Symphony



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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The New York Times raves, "Mr. Heras-Casado is the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor," after his recent performance wtih the Orchestra of St. Lukes at Carnegie Hall. Read the full review.

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  1. Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:00pm

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  2. Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  3. Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  4. Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Double the Love
On February 14, share two glasses of bubbly, two chocolate-covered strawberries and two delectable truffles for $21. Call (415) 252-1937 to pre-order at the Symphony bar for intermission.

Valentine's Weekend Offer from the Hayes Street Grill
Following the concert on Friday and Saturday, stop by the Hayes Street Grill and receive 15% off dinner, dessert, and drinks! Just show your ticket from the concert to receive this special offer. Valid for dinner, drinks, or other menu items on February 15 and 16 after the concert only.

Meet Stephen Hough for a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the February 14, 15, and 17 concerts.