Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5
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Pianist Garrick Ohlsson's "strength, sensitivity, and stylistic insight" (San Francisco Chronicle) is on full display as he performs Beethoven's Emperor Concerto led by San Francisco Symphony Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt. The work's heroic and triumphant character stands in stark contrast to the tumultuous political backdrop of occupied Vienna where Beethoven lived and worked. Also on the program, a masterpiece of Scandinavian music, Stenhammar's Symphony No. 2.
Take a peek behind-the-scenes and experience a San Francisco Symphony performance in the making. It begins at 8:30am with coffee, doughnuts, and a half-hour informative talk at 9am. Then, watch as the conductor and musicians collaborate to bring the music to life.
Inside Music, an informative talk by Alexandra D. Amati, begins one hour prior to the rehearsal. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.
“Leonard Bernstein and the San Francisco Symphony”
A Special Exhibit
The San Francisco Symphony continues their celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with this special exhibit, on display January 18 through February 28. Located on the First Tier Lobby, the exhibit examines the unique relationship between the Symphony and Bernstein as a conductor, composer, educator, activist, and friend.