Janowski conducts Brahms and Schumann

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Two giants of the Romantic era grace the program. Schumann proudly called his overture “one of the strongest of my musical children.” His Rhenish Symphony is exuberant and melodic, with a massive fanfare for brass and winds.  Brahms made the unusual concerto pairing of violin and cello partly to mend a break in his friendship with a virtuoso violinist. The instruments’ pronounced difference in sound resulted in a dramatic, Gypsy-flavored work.

The San Francisco Symphony plays awfully well under just about any circumstances. But something special seems to happen when Marek Janowski comes to town.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


Marek Janowski


San Francisco Symphony


All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert length is approximately 2 hours.

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  1. Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:00pm

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  2. Sat, May 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

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Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Meet Arabella Steinbacher and Alban Gerhardt for a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concerts.

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