Re/current: Bates and Beethoven’s Mass in C

The Beethoven and Bates Festival continues with selections from the Viennese master’s rarely heard incidental music to King Stephen, featuring the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. An incredible lineup of soloists joins the Chorus for the glorious Mass in C, the oft-overlooked elder sibling of Beethoven’s later colossus, the Missa solemnis. Mason Bates complements these with his tone poem Liquid Interface, an inventive four-movement evocation of water scored for large orchestra and electronica.

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Conductor/Performers

Michael Tilson Thomas

conductor

Joélle Harvey

soprano

Kelley O’Connor

mezzo-soprano

William Burden

tenor

Shenyang

bass-baritone

Mason Bates

electronica

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Mason Bates

Liquid Interface

Beethoven

Mass in C

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

Concert: Approx. 1h 45m, includes intermission.


Podcasts

Beethoven’s Mass in C

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Mason Bates discusses Liquid Interface and his musical inspiration:

An excerpt of Beethoven's Mass in C major performed by the Berlin Philharmonic:

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