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BEETHOVEN250 MTT & Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Conductors
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San Francisco Symphony

program

Symphony in B minor, Unfinished

Schubert

Five Pieces for Orchestra

Schoenberg

Violin Concerto

Beethoven

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 2:00PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 8:00PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 8:00PM

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Event Description

Beethoven wrote only one violin concerto, but his piece is singular in scope, vision, and majesty. Part of a year-long celebration of Beethoven250, the San Francisco Symphony presents the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the dazzling virtuosity of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter—an artist-in-residence this season. Michael Tilson Thomas places this masterpiece side-by-side with other works from Beethoven’s adopted hometown of Vienna, including the hauntingly beautiful Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert (a composer who shouldered Beethoven’s casket in 1827); and Five Pieces for Orchestra, written a century after the Beethoven concerto by Vienna’s next musical revolutionary Arnold Schoenberg.

CONCERT EXTRAS
Inside Music:
 an informative talk by Laura Prichard, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.
San Francisco Symphony orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.

Anne-Sophie Mutter's appearance is supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Guest Artists.