Brilliant Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 8

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15-16 Season Celebrate two of Beethoven’s most radiant symphonies. First, one of Beethoven’s late masterpieces, Symphony No. 8 is full of rambunctious, rollicking energy. Plus, the cheerful and engaging Symphony No. 4. Conductor Marek Janowski returns to conduct these two Symphonies along with Pfitzner’s Three Preludes from Palestrina.


Marek Janowski


San Francisco Symphony



Symphony No. 4

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


Beethoven's Symphony No. 4
Beethoven's Symphony No. 8

Hear Marek Janowski conduct Pfitzner in rehearsal


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  1. Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  4. Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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