Featuring one of the most recognizable horn solos in the repertoire, Strauss’ tone poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks tells the story of a legendary mischief-maker who thumbs his nose at convention and creates mayhem wherever he goes. Also on the program is a world premiere for string orchestra from Assistant Concertmaster, Mark Volkert, the Orchestra’s longest tenured member. The program concludes with the majestic melodies of Beethoven’s final piano concerto performed by Grammy®-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman. Written in the shadow of Napoleon’s occupation of Vienna, the Emperor is one of Beethoven’s boldest and most heroic works.
“It's safe to say there is no pianist around remotely like Yefim Bronfman. Labor doesn't seem to ever enter the equation; he is simply everywhere, instantly and all the time.” —THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
On Thursday, December 6, the San Francisco Symphony makes its debut at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. For more information about this beautiful new venue, please visit sfsymphony.org/greenmusic.
San Francisco Symphony
Concert length is approximately 2 hours.
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5
Watch a Video
Yefim Bronfman in conversation with MTT and Gil Shaham.
Listen to an Interview
Hear SFS Assistant Concertmaster Mark Volkert, and longest tenured musician in the orchestra (40 years!), interviewed about the world premiere of his work Pandora, on KPFA 94.1fm Berkeley. Listen now.