Open Rehearsal: Emanuel Ax Plays Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2

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Andrey Boreyko


Emanuel Ax


San Francisco Symphony


Piano Concerto No. 2

Johannes Brahms
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The Mermaid (Die Seejungfrau)



Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 1:00PM

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Event Description

Arguably “the most distinguished American pianist alive” (The Telegraph), Emanuel Ax adds an almost improvisational fluidity to Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, a piece that combines harrowing pianism with symphonic muscle. Also on the program, the masterful Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko brings his own brand of passion and nuance as he leads the SF Symphony in Zemlinsky's lush symphonic fairy tale based on the Hans Christian Andersen tragedy The Little Mermaid.

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 Peter Grunberg, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

Off-The-Podium: a post-concert Q & A opporunity for the audience to ask questions of Andrey Boreyko and Emanuel Ax.

*Please note that there will be no Off-The-Podium on Apr, 14.

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