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MTT, Mutter, & Beethoven

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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.

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.