Few pieces can deliver a fresh perspective each time they are heard. Handel’s Messiah yields a new secret on every hearing. Composed in 1741, it reportedly was a favorite work of Beethoven for its “sublimity of language.” For modern listeners, it holds a place of reverence in the canon for its universal appeal and timeless expression.
San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
Concert length is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
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The San Francisco Symphony Chorus performing at Stern Grove.