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Open Rehearsal: Blomstedt Conducts Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

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Herbert Blomstedt

SFS Conductor Laureate

San Francisco Symphony

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Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

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

Symphony No. 3, Scottish

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

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Beethoven's Symphony No. 6

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

Mendelssohn's 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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Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 1:00PM

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Event Description

It’s that miraculous transformation of spirit that comes with a long vacation: Mendelssohn found his muse standing amid the ruins of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, while Beethoven found his in the Austrian countryside. Both composers poured their exhilaration into picturesque symphonies, packing them with verve and irresistible melodies. Hear these 19th-century gems when Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt leads the San Francisco Symphony.

Take a peek behind the scenes and experience an SF Symphony performance in the making. It begins at 8:30am with coffee, donuts, and a half-hour informative talk at 9am. Then, watch as the conductor and musicians collaborate to bring the music to life.

Open Rehearsals are working rehearsals. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion.

Concert Extras

Inside Music: an informative talk by James M. Keller, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.