BEETHOVEN250: CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: From Darkness to Light—Beethoven & Mozart

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Delve into a San Francisco Symphony chamber program of bold contrasts, kinetic rhythm, and tonal shifts of darkness and light. Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 is unlike any other of his compositions. Written during a period of life-threatening illness, Beethoven empowers his Quartet with his own fight from death’s grasp—clawing out from the shadows of the introduction toward the growing vitality of the Adagio, and finally reaching the blazing luminosity of the finale, as joy and victory vanquish fate and pain. The program opens with a radically unique piece by Mozart, who defies the traditional notion of the serenade as light and airy. Instead, his Serenade No. 12 for winds conjures a shockingly explosive maelstrom that crackles with rhythmic complexity.


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  1. Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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