Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson ThomasOrchestra to also perform Three Pieces from Berg’s Lyric Suite and Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture.

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will lead Yefim Bronfman and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 on November 24, 26, and 27 at Davies Symphony Hall. The program opens with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, and the Orchestra also performs Three Pieces from Berg’s Lyric Suite.

Pianist Yefim Bronfman returns to Davies Symphony Hall to perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.1.A frequent guest of the SFS, he first appeared with the Orchestra in 1981, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor. He also performed with the SFS in 2007 on its European Festival Tour.

Last season Bronfman performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the SFS, in addition to appearing as soloist with the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras and the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics. He was featured soloist on the 2009 Deutsche Grammophon recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto, plus several of his other piano works.

Bronfman is also an active recitalist and chamber musician, and this season will tour the United States with longtime collaborator Pinchas Zukerman.

Yefim BronfmanWHO:

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
San Francisco Symphony


Brahms/Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80
Berg/Three Pieces from Lyric Suite
Brahms/Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Opus 15


Wednesday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. (Open Rehearsal)
Wednesday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 27 at 8:00 p.m.


Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco


Laura Stanfield Prichard will give an “Inside Music” talk from the stage one hour prior to each concert. Free to all concert ticket holders; doors open 15 minutes before.

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