Barantschik leads Mozart and Mendelssohn at Green Music Center

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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.

The San Francisco Symphony performs this concert in Weill Hall at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.  For more information about this beautiful, state-of-the-art venue, please visit

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This concert is performed at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. Please click here for performances at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.


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: Approx. 1h 35m

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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. Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Weill Hall in Rohnert Park, CA Add to iCalendar

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The Green Music Center Series is made possible through the generous support of the Donald and Maureen Green Foundation, Lead Underwriter.