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Juraj Valčuha & Joshua Bell 

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Conductors
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Juraj Valčuha

Conductor

Joshua Bell

Violin

San Francisco Symphony

program

Entr’acte
(San Francisco Symphony Premiere)

Caroline Shaw

Violin Concerto
(San Francisco Symphony Premiere)

Behzad Ranjbaran

Symphonic Dances

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

performances

Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 2:00PM

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Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 8:00PM

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Sat, May 1, 2021 at 8:00PM

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Sponsorship

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

Juraj Valčuha’s appearance is supported by the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductors Fund.

Event Description

​Born and raised in Iran, composer Behzad Ranjbaran has always been mesmerized by the sounds of the kamancheh, an ancestor of the Western violin. Dedicated to megastar Joshua Bell, who performs its San Francisco Symphony premiere, Ranjbaran’s Violin Concerto plays with east and west, with Persian music and tonalities wafting in and out. Esteemed Slovak conductor Juraj Valčuha and the Orchestra open the program with Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw’s haunting Entr’acte, inspired by Haydn’s string quartets. Then, Rachmaninoff’s beloved Symphonic Dances—the composer’s final manuscript, where we hear him taking leave of his craft with a hymn of thanks and praise.

Juraj Valchua
Juraj Valčuha