San Francisco Symphony
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”
Weill Hall officially opens September 29 with an Opening Night concert featuring Lang Lang followed on Sunday with Bruno Ferrandis and the Santa Rosa Symphony, and a special evening performance with Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.
Paul Simon to perform with the San Francisco Symphony in concert at Davies Symphony Hall.
Features pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5, and also includes Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Roussel’s Symphonic Fragments from The Spider’s Feast, and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird.
Kramer’s observations struck home – as it probably does for every neophyte musician. Absolute Jest seemed so much to echo that chatter surrounding the Beethoven snippets that is seemed refreshingly organic and altogether non-academic.
Alessandrini brought the final movement home with an intensity and focus entirely missing from the multiple recordings I’ve listened to. When the first theme recurs in this final movement, it seems like an old friend.
This year’s concert consists entirely of Chinese and Chinese-American composers, whose works incorporate traditional Chinese music and traditions into the Western orchestral style.