ESA-PEKKA SALONEN

FRANKENSTEIN & PSYCHO

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Artists

Christopher Purves

Baritone

San Francisco Symphony

program

Frankenstein!!
HK Gruber

Suite from Psycho

Bernard Herrmann

Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

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

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Oct 27, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Oct 28, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Oct 29, 2022 at 7:30PM

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Event Description

This spooky program, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, begins with HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!!, a raucous and humorous work for orchestra and vocalist that merges genres from jazz to Viennese cabaret. Then, Bernard Herrmann’s legendary Suite from Psycho plunges into the darkest corners of the human psyche, mirroring the film’s infamous twists and turns. With pounding intensity and bleak foreboding, Béla Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin caps off the evening with a tale of fraud, seduction, and murder.

Illustration by Heather Vaughn.

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