Beethoven and Bates: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Alternative Energy


The critically-acclaimed Beethoven/Bates Festival continues. Rich Scheinin of the San Jose Mercury News raves about the 13-14 Season concerts, "There [is] a sense of 'This is how it should be in the concert world,’ with a great orchestra showing (and enjoying) its command of repertory old and new." This season, the Beethoven is the Piano Concerto No. 1, with Leif Ove Andsnes, whom Gramophone credits with having “a palpable sense of discovery, of living the music.” And Mason Bates returns to perform his undeniably original Alternative Energy, a treat for symphonic audiences everywhere.

"This is new music as you always hoped it would be—exciting, beautiful, surprising and full of a vivid sense of discovery."  —THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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Michael Tilson Thomas


Leif Ove Andsnes


Mason Bates


San Francisco Symphony



The Consecration of the House Overture

Mason Bates

Alternative Energy


Piano Concerto No. 1

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Watch a Video

Mason Bates goes to Fermilab to collect sound recordings for use in Alternative Energy.

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  1. Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  2. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  3. Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  4. Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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