Friday, March 03, 2006

Schedule for SF Symphony's upcoming season

A selection from the schedule for the San Francisco Symphony's 2006-07 season follows. All events are in Davies Symphony Hall except where indicated; (m) denotes matinee.

From the San Francisco Chronicle - Wednesday, March 1, 2006

SEPTEMBER 27, 28, 29, 30 -- Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Dawn Upshaw, soprano. Berlioz: Overture to "Benvenuto Cellini"; Lukas Foss: "Time Cycle"; Brahms: Symphony No. 4.

OCTOBER 18, 19 (m), 20, 21 -- Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano. Osvaldo Golijov: "Last Round"; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10.

NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4, 5 (m, Flint) -- Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Measha Brueggergosman, soprano. Steve Mackey: "Lost and Found"; Schoenberg: Cabaret Songs ("Brettl Lieder"); Mahler: Symphony No. 4.

NOVEMBER 9, 10, 11 -- Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; soprano TBA; Jeremy Denk, piano; San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Steve Reich: Variations for Orchestra; "A Mozart Journey."

NOVEMBER 15, 16 (m), 17, 18 -- Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano. Balakirev: "Russia"; Kevin Volans: Piano Concerto; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5.

NOVEMBER 29, 30 DECEMBER 1, 2 -- Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Simon Trpceski, piano; Victoria Borisova-Ollas: "Kingdom of Silence"; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3, "Polish."

DECEMBER 6, 7 (m), 8 -- David Zinman, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin; Copland: Music for Movies; Korngold: Violin Concerto; Anders Hillborg: "Liquid Marble"; Kodaly: "Hary Janos" Suite.

DECEMBER 14 (m), 15, 16 -- Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Horacio Gutierrez, piano; boy soprano TBA. Vaughan Williams: "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis"; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459; Dutilleux: "Shadows of Time"; Ravel: "Bolero."

FEBRUARY 1 (m), 2, 3 -- Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin. Robin Holloway: Fourth Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture, Violin Concerto.

MARCH 1, 2, 3 -- John Adams, conductor; Hyunah Yu, soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; San Francisco Symphony Chorus. John Adams: "A Flowering Tree."

MARCH 7, 8, 9, 10 -- Alan Gilbert, conductor; Eroica Trio (Adela Pea, violin; Sara Sant' Ambrogio, cello; Erika Nickrenz, piano). Thomas Ades: Chamber Symphony; Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Mozart: Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter."

MARCH 29, 30, 31 -- Osmo Vanska, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano; Kalevi Aho: "Louhi"; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat, K .482; Sibelius: Symphony No. 1.

APRIL 11, 13, 14 -- Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments, "Apollon musagete," Symphony of Psalms; Takemitsu: "Fantasma Cantos."

MAY 3 (m), 4, 5 -- Hans Graf, conductor; Alexander Barantschik, violin. Bart0k: Divertimento; Victor Kissine: "Aftersight" for Violin and Chamber Orchestra; Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F, Symphony No. 2.

NOVEMBER 19 -- Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 10, no. 1; Liszt: Sonata; Scriabin: Fantasy in B Minor, Opus 28; Lowell Liebermann: Nocturne No. 8; Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor, Opus 48, No. 1; Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7.

JANUARY 21 -- Moscow Soloists with Yuri Bashmet, viola, and Wu Man, pipa. Beethoven (arr. Mahler): String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Opus 95, "Serioso"; Britten: "Lachrymae"; Tan Dun: Concerto for Pipa and Strings; Schubert (arr. Mahler): String Quartet in D Minor, "Death and the Maiden."

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