Pablo Heras-Casado’s project continues with a nod to Mendelssohn and Adès’s Shakespearean bent. Each composer’s oeuvre has betrayed him as a devoted Shakespearean: Mendelssohn’s bewitching incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream ranks among the Romantic era’s quintessential works, while Adès’s gripping and utterly masterful operatic setting of The Tempest has quickly become an indispensable modern classic. The program concludes with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus in a rarely heard gem: Mendelssohn’s dramatic setting of Goethe’s hallucinatory vision of the witches’ Sabbath, Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Walpurgis Night).
Katharine Hanrahan Open Rehearsal is a working rehearsal. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion. View the full event.
San Francisco Symphony
Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Scenes from The Tempest
The First Walpurgis Night
Concert: Approx. 1h 40m, includes intermission.
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Heras-Casado on His Philosophy of Rehearsal
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:00am
Davies Symphony Hall
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