A Well-Sung If Too-Cautious Andrea Chénier

20/09/2016

Giordano, Andrea ChénierSoloists and chorus of San Francisco Opera/Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 17.9.2016. (HS)

Yonghoon Lee as Andrea Chénier and George Gagnidze as Carlo Gérard in Act II of Giordano's "Andrea Chénier" (Photo credit: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Yonghoon Lee (Andrea Chénier) and George Gagnidze (Carlo Gérard) in Andrea Chénier
(Photo credit: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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Exploring the Heights with Three Symphonies in C

20/09/2016

Haydn, Sibelius, Beethoven: San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.9.2016. (HS) Read more

Slow Start, Big Finish for Bright Sheng World Premiere

17/09/2016

Bright Sheng: Dream of the Red Chamber, Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera, George Manahan (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.9.2016. (HS)

Pureum Jo as Dai Yu in Sheng and Hwang's "Dream of the Red Chamber" ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Pureum Jo as Dai Yu in Sheng and Hwang’s “Dream of the Red Chamber”
©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Season Opener: Three Concerts with a Raft of Reich

13/09/2016

Rossini, Mozart, Cilea, Puccini, Reich, Gershwin, Berlin, Copland: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony, eighth blackbird, Kronos Quartet, Students of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 7/9/11.9.2016. (HS)

Michael Tilson Thomas and Steve Reic perform 'Clapping Music. Photo credit: Cory Weaver.

Michael Tilson Thomas and Steve Reich perform-‘Clapping Music. Photo credit: Cory Weaver.

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A Widmann Premiere, Inspired by Mahler’s Fifth

27/06/2016

C.P.E. Bach, Widmann, Brahms: Yefim Bronfman (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 23.6.2016. (HS) Read more

Orchestral Showpieces with a Los Angeles Core

21/06/2016

Stravinsky, John Adams: Thomas Hampson (baritone), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 18.6.2016. (HS) Read more

Home-Grown Talent for Gala Honoring David Gockley

21/06/2016

Various composers: Soloists; Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera; Nicola Luisotti, Patrick Summers, Jiří Bělohlávek, John DeMain (conductors), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 16.6.2016. (HS)

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David Gockley Gala – “Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide
(Photo: Corey Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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Dutiful, Unexceptional Work from Conlon

15/06/2016

Britten, Mozart, Dvořák: Jan Lisiecki (piano), San Francisco Symphony, James Conlon (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 11.6.2016 (HS) Read more

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