San Francisco Symphony
Bay Area Stage: Pink Martini at SF Symphony, ‘Carol’ at SJ Rep, ‘Pal Joey’ at 42nd Street Moon, ‘Big River’ at TheatreWorks
On stage at San Francisco Symphony, San Jose Rep, 42nd Street Moon, and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. "Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good." ― Terrence Mann
Boisset tendered a performance that became more fluid and supple with every passing measure, as he threw off riffs picked up by the orchestra, and vice versa.
Bach’s Prelude in C Major from Book I of the Well Tempered Clavier might be the classical equivalent of Stairway to Heaven.
The two main foci of all three movements of this concerto were: (1) Schiff the soloist; and (2) Schiff and the symphony playing together. While two centers (soloist and orchestra) are the very definition of a concerto, last night the focus was on how gently Schiff the soloist seemed to make room for the orchestra to join him.
Let me tell you: this one went to eleven. Watch as The Wallflowers, Janelle Monáe, and Cyndi Lauper perform in San Francisco.
The evening opened with a mash-up of “Let Me Be Your Star” from the TV show “Smash”