Elegant Vienna: Honeck Conducts Mozart & Bruckner

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Get a taste of Vienna when native son Manfred Honeck conducts two masterworks from the Imperial City. It was 1781 when Mozart defied his father and relocated to Vienna, a place that today boasts of being “the capital of classical music.” For Mozart, the locals proved to be an eager audience, dazzled by his singular skills at the piano. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 plays like a theater piece, pitting the grandeur of the orchestra against the nuanced personality of the solo piano—in these performances, singularly tackled by superb Norweigan pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. 
 
Anton Bruckner waited until he was 44 to make the leap to Vienna where he crafted cathedral-like architectures in music. Unfortunately for him, the Viennese critics complained that he was beyond comprehension. Today, audiences love him for it.


Conductor/Performers

Manfred Honeck

Conductor

Leif Ove Andsnes

Piano

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 22

Bruckner

Symphony No. 4, Romantic

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

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  1. Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 22, 2019.
  2. Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 22, 2019.
  3. Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

    Tickets will go on sale July 22, 2019.

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