OPEN REHEARSAL: IGOR LEVIT PLAYS BUSONI

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Igor Levit

Piano

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

program

Piano Concerto
[San Francisco Symphony Premiere]
Ferruccio Busoni

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Jun 22, 2023 at 10:00AM

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OPEN REHEARSALS ARE ENDOWED BY A BEQUEST FROM THE ESTATE OF
KATHARINE HANRAHAN.

Event Description

Artist-in-residence Igor Levit joins Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Orchestra for Ferruccio Busoni’s towering Piano Concerto, one of the most outsized works ever written. Combining piano soloist, chorus, and a substantial orchestra, the piece gains momentum and excitement as evocations of Busoni’s musical forebears pile atop one another. Requiring formidable technique and showcasing breathtaking scope, it is without a doubt one of music’s overlooked wonders.

The San Francisco Symphony is thrilled to welcome renowned pianist, Igor Levit, for a two-week concert residency. Levit, Gramophone's 2020 Artist of the Year, will join the Orchestra for performances of concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven and Ferruccio Busoni, along with chamber performances with members of the SF Symphony, and a solo recital on the Great Performers Series. Levit became a household name in 2020 when he presented a daily concert online from his home for fifty consecutive days, bringing music, hope, and connection to people around the world during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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