Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody

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15-16 Season Song-like melodies, dramatic piano fireworks, and lush orchestration make Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody a show-stopping audience favorite. Preeminent Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit conducts the program, also featuring the Suite from Stravinsky’s vivacious Firebird ballet.


Charles Dutoit


San Francisco Symphony



Mother Goose


Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

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


Stravinsky’s The Firebird



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  1. Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  4. Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk by John Palmer, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

Guest artist signing: Pianist Nikolai Lugansky will be available for autographs following the March 12-13 concerts. Signing takes place in the orchestra lobby, near the Symphony Store.