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BEETHOVEN250 A Love Song to San Francisco

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Conductors
& Performers

Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-soprano

Nadya Tichman

First Violin

Chen Zhao

Second Violin

Amos Yang

Cello

program

Frauenliebe und-leben, Opus 42

Schumann

An die ferne Geliebte, Opus 98

Ludwig van Beethoven

Chanson perpétuelle, Opus 37 

Chausson

The Death of Ophelia (La Mort d’Ophélie), Opus 18, no.2

Berlioz

Chansons de Bilitis

Debussy

Selections from Rückert Lieder

Mahler

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, May 31, 2020 at 7:30PM

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Presenting Sponsor
Great Performers Series

Event Description

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 201920 season, including Summer with the Symphony. This cancellation includes most concerts that were previously announced as postponed. 

Radiant mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, a longtime San Francisco Symphony collaborator and 2019-20 SF Symphony Artist-in-Residence, brings her lustrous and silver-toned voice to a captivating spectrum of recital masterworks. Hear her sing Beethoven’s sublimely beautiful An die ferne Geliebte, a song cycle that opens and closes with the same music: solemn at the start, but at its close, energized and ecstatic. Also on the program, Schumann’s rollercoaster of harrowing emotions, Frauenliebe und-leben, and Mahler’s deeply lyrical Selections from Rückert Lieder.