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
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.
Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5
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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.