MTT and Emanuel Ax: Beethoven: An Open Rehearsal

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The San Francisco Symphony performs Mahler’s exquisite Blumine. Originally intended as the second movement of his Symphony No. 1, Mahler later separated this delicate “bouquet of flowers” to stand on its own.  Beethoven’s impassioned Third Piano Concerto follows: a work of startling dramatic power, marking the start of the composer’s “heroic” period. No one plays it better than Emanuel Ax, one of the leading pianists today and one of the most insightful Beethoven interpreters of our time. MTT concludes the program with a selection of musical gems sure to surprise and delight.

Katharine Hanrahan Open Rehearsal is a working rehearsal. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion.


Emanuel Ax


San Francisco Symphony





Piano Concerto No. 3

Short pieces by Copland, Debussy, Delius, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, and Delibes

Concert: Approx. 1h 35m, includes intermission.

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  1. Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:00am

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Pre-Rehearsal Breakfast and Talk

This special behind-the-scenes experience begins at 8:30am with coffee and complimentary donuts followed by a half-hour informative talk at 9am.