Leila Josefowicz Plays Salonen Violin Concerto

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San Francisco Symphony Music Director Designate Esa-Pekka Salonen takes a turn as composer and conductor with longtime musical partner Leila Josefowicz. The restlessly innovative maestro presents his Violin Concerto, a piece championed by intrepid virtuoso Leila Josefowicz since she gave its premiere in 2009. Also on the program, Salonen and the SF Symphony play Beethoven’s 1811 Overture to King Stephen, written to commemorate the opening of a new concert hall in Budapest. They conclude the evening with the kinetic Fifth Symphony by fellow Nordic composer Carl Nielsen.

 

 


Conductor/Performers

Esa-Pekka Salonen

SFS Music Director Designate and Conductor

Program

Beethoven

Overture to King Stephen

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Violin Concerto

Nielsen

Symphony No. 5

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

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  1. Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 8:00pm

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

Off-The-Podium: a post-concert Q & A opportunity for the audience to ask questions of Salonen and Josefowicz