OPEN REHEARSAL

SEONG-JIN CHO PLAYS BEETHOVEN’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

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Artists

Dalia Stasevska

Conductor

Seong-Jin Cho

Piano

San Francisco Symphony

program

Piano Concerto No. 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Antonín Dvořák

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Thu, Jan 18, 2024 at 10:00AM

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Event Description

Making his San Francisco Symphony debut, the 29-year-old South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho applies his powerhouse technique and interpretive finesse to Beethoven’s tender, tempestuous Third Concerto. In his New World Symphony, Antonín Dvořák recounts his impressions of America and nods to the music he heard there, without straying too far from his Czech roots.

Dalia Stasevska’s appearance is supported by the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductor Fund.

These concerts are generously sponsored by the Athena T. Blackburn Endowed Fund for Russian Music.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Open rehearsals are endowed by a bequest from The Estate of Katharine Hanrahan.

At A Glance

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is an early, lean work, stern and efficient in the first movement, more lyrical in the second, and playful in the finale. Beethoven premiered it himself in April 1803 after spending more than three years finishing it.
 
Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 was the first in the series of works the composer wrote during his sojourn in the United States. He was interested in American music, and he later noted that he tried to reproduce the essence of Native American and African American songs in his works of this period.

Enrich Your Experience

  • [Open Rehearsal only] Thursday, January 18 from 9:00am-9:30am: Learn more about this program in a preconcert talk hosted by Laura Prichard and presented from the stage. Free to all ticketholders.

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