San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MAY 2, 2017
(High resolution images of Roberto Abbado, Veronika Eberle, Manfred Honeck, and Matthias Goerne are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library)
GUEST CONDUCTORS ROBERTO ABBADO AND MANFRED HONECK LEAD THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY (SFS) IN TWO PROGRAMS THIS MONTH
Manfred Honeck makes SFS debut with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 May 25–27
Violinist Veronika Eberle makes SFS debut with Schumann’s Violin Concerto May 17–21; baritone Matthias Goerne performs Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarrot May 25–27
SAN FRANCISCO, CA— Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck makes his San Francisco Symphony debut May 25–27 in an all-Russian program of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, featuring German baritone Matthias Goerne. This will be the first SFS performance of Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti—a musical work of eleven poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti and translated into Russian by Avram Efros. Renowned for his distinctive interpretations, Honeck has served as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008–2009 season. His work with that orchestra has been extensively documented on recordings with the Reference Recording and Exton labels and they are consistently recognized for their excellence. Their next tour, in Summer 2017, will lead them to Europe’s most prestigious music festivals.
Italian conductor Roberto Abbado leads the SFS May 17–21 in performances of Mendelssohn’s picturesque Symphony No. 3, Scottish and Schumann’s Violin Concerto, featuring German violinist Veronika Eberle in her SFS debut. Born in Donauwörth, Southern Germany, Veronika Eberle started violin lessons at age six and made her concerto debut at age 10 with the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Recent debuts include performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Radio France Philharmonic and the Hamburger Philharmoniker. In addition to the SFS, Eberle also debuts this season with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra London.
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