MTT, Stravinsky, & Haydn

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Igor Stravinsky is a giant among composers—not because he pioneered a new sound that revolutionized music, but because he did it more than once. Insatiably curious, Stravinsky reinvented himself again and again. And so it was that he shocked the disciples of the avant-garde by setting aside his bad boy image to find new ideas in classic structures. Using a style that came to be called Neoclassicism, Stravinsky found new freedom in economy, balance, clarity, and restraint—all hallmarks of Joseph Haydn, the standard bearer of eighteenth-century Classicism.

In an inspired pairing of the Classical and the Neoclassical, Michael Tilson Thomas presents Stravinsky and Haydn together. The superb SF Symphony Chorus joins the Orchestra in Stravinsky’s kaleidoscopic three-movement choral masterpiece, Symphony of Psalms. A tireless advocate for young musicians, MTT welcomes cellist Oliver Herbert, an alumnus of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, as soloist in Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2.


Conductor/Performers

Program

Stravinsky

Canticum sacrum

Stravinsky

Symphony of Psalms

Haydn

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major

Stravinsky

Symphony in Three Movements

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

Podcasts

Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
 

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  1. Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Sep 28, 2019 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 Scott Foglesong, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

Program Support

Oliver Herbert’s appearance is generously supported by the Shenson Young Artist Debut Fund.