The gestations of Liszt’s concerto and Prokofiev’s symphony could not have been more different; even so, the singular result was two glorious works that are perpetual listener favorites. Liszt took 22 years to compose and revise (and revise again) his sublime, single-movement concerto, while Prokofiev finished his vivid yet deeply ironic symphony in one month. Lindberg’s EXPO, in its West Coast premiere, shows off the orchestra spectacularly well, a perfect concert opener.
The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.
“. . . [Heras-Casado is a] superb new podium talent, with a fluidly expressive technique, a fine ear for sonorities, and suave rhythmic command.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
San Francisco Symphony
Concert Length is approximately 2 hours.
Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5
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The New York Times raves, "Mr. Heras-Casado is the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor," after his recent performance wtih the Orchestra of St. Lukes at Carnegie Hall. Read the full review.