Open Rehearsal: Blomstedt Conducts Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

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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.


Conductor/Performers

Herbert Blomstedt

Clarinet, Mandolin

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Beethoven

Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 3, Scottish

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

Podcasts

Beethoven's Symphony No. 6
 
Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3
 

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  1. Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 10:00am

    Davies Symphony Hall

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

Pre- and post-show Events

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

Program Support

The Open Rehearsals are endowed by a bequest from the estate of Katharine Hanrahan.