San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / FEBRUARY 1, 2019
(High resolution images of András Schiff and the San Francisco Symphony are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library.)
SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF LEADS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, FEBRUARY 14–15 & 17 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL
Schiff conducts the SFS in Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 and performs Bach’s Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3 & 4
Program also includes first SFS performances of Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, featuring soprano Jennifer Mitchell and tenor Michael Jankosky in their SFS debuts, mezzo-soprano Margaret Lisi, and the SFS Chorus
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Pianist András Schiff returns to Davies Symphony Hall to perform with and conduct the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in a captivating and imaginative program of music by Bach and Mendelssohn, February 14–15 & 17 at Davies Symphony Hall. A world-renowned pianist, conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer, Schiff is widely regarded as one of the foremost proponents and interpreters of the music of J.S. Bach. The New York Times writes, "There is nothing more reliable in the world of classical music today than pianist András Schiff playing Bach." In these concerts, Schiff leads the SFS in three works by J.S. Bach—Keyboard Concertos No. 3 in D major & No. 4 in A major, which feature Schiff as soloist, and the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major. In addition, Schiff conducts the first SFS performances of Mendelssohn’s majestic Lobgesang, often identified as the composer’s Symphony No. 2. Mendelssohn structured Lobgesang as a “Symphony-Cantata,” taking inspiration from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. These performances feature soprano Jennifer Mitchell and tenor Michael Jankosky in their SFS debuts, mezzo-soprano Margaret “Peg” Lisi, and the magnificent San Francisco Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin.
[To download the full PDF version of this press release, click the link at the top]
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: Noon - 6pm
Sun: 2 hours prior to concerts
Your gift makes concerts possible.