Dutoit conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich

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 SFS audience favorite Kirill Gerstein, served as one of the composer-virtuoso’s calling cards during his early years in Vienna. Shostakovich answers Beethoven’s graceful concerto with a work of staggering power: his Tenth Symphony, composed after Stalin’s death in 1953, represents one of the most devastating essays in the twentieth-century symphonic literature.

Group discount not available.


Charles Dutoit


Kirill Gerstein


San Francisco Symphony



Piano Concerto No. 2


Symphony No. 10

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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