Copland’s Appalachian Spring 

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Copland’s joyous Appalachian Spring has become one of the most beloved pieces in the American repertoire, earned Copland a Pulitzer Prize, and was recorded by the San Francisco Symphony in 1999 to much acclaim.  Beethoven admired Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 for its elegance, beauty, and tenderness.  One of music’s foremost Mozart interpreters, Christian Zacharias—performing with the San Francisco Symphony for the first time in over three decades—conducts Mozart’s masterwork from the keyboard and Haydn’s Symphony No. 93 from the podium in this week’s concerts.


Christian Zacharias

conductor and piano

San Francisco Symphony



Appalachian Spring 


Piano Concerto No. 20

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

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  1. Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn more.

Program Support

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.