Tortelier conducts Mendelssohn

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Mendelssohn’s vivacious first symphony was written at the sunrise of his career—he was but 15 when he composed the work, an imaginative, energetic, and totally delightful creation. By contrast, Richard Strauss was in the sunset of his compositional life when he produced the Oboe Concerto. But what a gloriously radiant sunset it is. SFS Principal Oboe William Bennett does the honors in the concerto.

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


San Francisco Symphony


Debussy (Orch. Büsser)

Petite Suite


Oboe Concerto


Symphony No. 1

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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  1. Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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