Barantschik leads Mozart and Mendelssohn: An Open Rehearsal 

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San Francisco Symphony concertmaster Alexander Barantschik plays Mendelssohn’s other Violin Concerto, composed at the astonishing age of 12. These concerts also feature Piazzolla’s sultry Melodia-Libertango, and Britten’s Simple Symphony, used in the beguiling soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s film, Moonrise Kingdom.

Katharine Hanrahan Open Rehearsal is a working rehearsal. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion. View the full event.


Alexander Barantschik

leader and violin

Seth Asarnow


San Francisco Symphony



Simple 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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Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor, Mov. 1 performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Music Conservatory Karlsruhe at the Crown Hall, Jerusalem:

Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik describes how he first picked up the violin, and what he loves about playing in San Francisco:

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  1. Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 10:00am

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Pre- and post-show Events

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

Pre-Rehearsal Breakfast and Talk

This special behind-the-scenes experience begins at 8:30am with coffee and complimentary donuts followed by a half-hour informative talk at 9am.