American Optimism: Copland's Symphony No. 3

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Featuring the theme from Fanfare for the Common Man, Copland's Third Symphony evokes grandeur and idealism with its characteristically open sound, lyrical slow movement, and powerful finale. Led by Michael Tilson Thomas, this concert showcases the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s newly commissioned work. The program opens with Prokofiev's witty and fiendishly difficult Third Piano Concerto, performed by Behzod Abduraimov, whose nuanced and powerful playing has critics raving “this is a pianist who has it all.” (The Seattle Times)


Conductor/Performers

Behzod Abduraimov

piano

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Charles Wuorinen

New Work (SFS Commission, World Premiere)

Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No. 3

Copland

Symphony No. 3

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

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  1. Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 17, 2017.
  2. Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 17, 2017.
  3. Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 17, 2017.

If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at 415-864-6000.

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