San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / APRIL 23, 2019
(High resolution images of Francesco Lecce-Chong, David Fray, and the San Francisco Symphony are available for download from the San Francisco Symphony’s Online Photo Library.)
FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG LEADS THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, MARKING HIS SFS CONDUCTING DEBUT, JUNE 6–8 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL
Program includes Verdi’s Overture to I vespri siciliani, Elgar’s In the South (Alassio), Mozart’s Ballet Music from Idomeneo, and pianist David Fray performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—American conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong makes his San Francisco Symphony (SFS) conducting debut with a program of symphonic and operatic treasures by Mozart, Verdi, and Elgar, June 6–8 at Davies Symphony Hall. Currently serving as Music Director & Conductor of the Eugene Symphony and Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, Lecce-Chong has garnered acclaim for his dynamic performances, commitment to innovative programming, and profound engagement in community outreach. In these concerts, Lecce-Chong leads the SFS in Verdi’s powerful Overture to his opera I vespri siciliani, Elgar’s vivacious In the South (Alassio), and Mozart’s rarely performed Ballet Music from Idomeneo. Also on the program is Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, featuring distinguished French pianist David Fray. Being one of only two concertos that Mozart composed in a minor key, the brooding darkness of the Piano Concerto No. 24 makes it unique among Mozart’s catalogue of compositions. This concert program replaces the originally announced Grieg’s Piano Concerto, which was to be performed by Nikolai Lugansky.
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: Noon - 6pm
Sun: 2 hours prior to concerts
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