Concert-goers in the Bay Area have just three more days in which to take advantage of the amazing ticket prices on offer for certain performances of the San Francisco Symphony’s 101st season. Ranging from $20, $40 to $50, these represent a saving of up to 50% off regular prices, and tickets for all chamber and organ concerts are just $20.
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in performances which include arias from Mozart’s unfinished opera, ‘Zaïde’, with soprano Nadine Sierra, Bruckner’s Symphony No 7 and the Mahler Symphony No 9. MTT also leads the Symphony in a program called ‘Stravinsky’s Russian Roots’, and - wait for this - ‘West Side Story in Concert’ - the first time an orchestra has performed the complete musical in a concert performance!
Other world-class names in the line-up of conductors include Charles Dutoit who conducts Berlioz’s ‘Te Deum’, Yan Pascal Tortelier with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 1, Bernard Labadie conducting Mozart’s ‘Ave verum corpus’, his Symphony No 9 and Handel’s ‘Ode for St Cecilia’s Day’. Herbert Blomstedt leads the Symphony in Beethoven’s Symphony No 3, Christoph Eschenbach in the Symphony No 9 (‘From the New World’) by Dvorak, and Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Prokofiev Symphony No 5.
The stellar list of soloists includes Daniil Trifonov playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1, and Stephen Hough with Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 2. András Schiff plays Bach’s ‘French Suites’, Gil Shaham appears in recital, Gautier Capucon performs the Dvorak Cello Concerto, there’s an organ recital by Chelsea Chen, and Arabella Steinbacher and Alban Gerhardt play the Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in a performance conducted by Marek Janowski.
Members of the SF Symphony appear in an Evening of Chamber Music, and Symphony soloists in the limelight include Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik who plays Concertos and Serenades with Catherine Payne (piccolo) and Jonathan Fischer (oboe), and William Bennett who plays the Strauss Oboe Concerto.
This special offer ends at 6.00 pm on January 24, so visit the SF Symphony website to see which performances qualify, and to purchase your tickets.
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