Pursuits of Passion: Dvořák, Janáček, and More

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Janáček's Taras Bulba is an epic tone poem depicting the exploits of an aging war hero and his two sons as they grapple with love, honor, and death in war. Hear it alongside Smetana's ode to the Vltava River, or the Moldau, where the music follows the river through Bohemian forests, fields, and meadows, past castles, ancient ruins, peasant weddings, and beautiful river nymphs.


Conductor/Performers

Jakub Hrůša

Conductor

Piotr Anderszewski

Piano

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Dvořák

Carnival Overture

Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 17

Smetana

Vltava (The Moldau) from Má Vlast

Janáček

Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra

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

Podcasts

Janáček’s Taras Bulba
 

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  1. Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at 415-864-6000.

Pre- and post-show Events

Guest artist signing: Pianist Piotr Anderszewski will be available for autographs following the October 8 concert. Signing takes place in the orchestra lobby, near the Symphony Store.

Inside Music, an informative talk by Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

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