The SFS sets two of Western music's most potent voices side by side under the expert baton of Charles Dutoit. Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, featuring the thrilling Kirill Gerstein, served as one of the composer-virtuoso's calling cards during his early years in Vienna. Beethoven's graceful concerto is paired with a work of staggering power: Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony, composed after Stalin's death in 1953. This work is known as one of the most devastating essays in the twentieth-century symphonic literature.
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 sfsymphony.org/greenmusic.
Ticket prices for Green Music Center concerts include parking.
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.
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Concert: Approx. 1h 40m
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An interview with Charles Dutoit at the 2012 Verbier Festival: