THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS GREAT PERFORMERS
Leading Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky "stands among the era's great singers thanks to his combination of rich tone, sonic power, thoughtful characterization, and physical appeal" (Wall Street Journal). Hvorostovsky concludes the 2013-14 Great Performers Series with an exquisite homage to his homeland, bringing together settings by Glinka, Borodin, Rachmaninoff, of works by Russia's greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin; The Romances are followed by Shostakovich's haunting late-period Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
"There is nothing like hearing singers in the repertory to which they were born." —THE NEW YORK TIMES
Glinka, Borodin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and others
Romances on Poems by Alexander Pushkin
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti
Concert: Approx. 1h, includes intermission.
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs "In the Silence of the Secret Night" by Rachmaninoff
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Hvorostovsky spoke to the Huffington Post about his vocal instrument and the works he will perform at his May 25 recital: "The way I do my recitals, particularly the song cycles, such as the Michelangelo - is to make them into a one-man-show. It is absolutely a theatrical piece which I present on stage. Therefore, I hope the audience will be so drawn into the drama - along with the text and the music - that they will forget they are at a recital. The music itself talks." Read the full interview.