Prokofiev’s Cinderella

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15-16 SeasonBrilliant conductor Stéphane Denève presents excerpts from Prokofiev’s popular ballet Cinderella, a musical dream world of sweet melodies and sweeping passion. The program opens with Nielsen’s formidable Violin Concerto, featuring acclaimed violinist Nikolaj Znaider.


Stéphane Denève


San Francisco Symphony


Prokofiev's Cinderella

In the SF Chronicle

Stéphane Denève: Gifted French Conductor Champions Music of his Country and Century

"'Every note has meaning for me,' [said Denève]. Every bar has a scenario. I'll hear a melody and invent a text. I'm a very narrative conductor. I stage the music in my head.' Guillaume Connesson’s music has a strong narrative, even cinematic quality that is a natural fit."

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  1. Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 7:30pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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