Dutoit conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich

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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.

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Charles Dutoit


San Francisco Symphony



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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  1. Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 8:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with John Palmer, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Meet Kirill Gerstein at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the June 4, 6, and 7 concerts.