Theatrical Mavericks—Including the Conductor

26/06/2017

Ives, Tilson Thomas, Harrison, Antheil: Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Mikaela Bennett, Kara Dugan (vocalists), Nadya Tichman (violin), Peter Dugan (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 23.6.2017. (HS)

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Erin Moore as Josephine Baker in George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony (c) Cory Weaver

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Petrenko Conducts Bell in Lalo, plus a Glinka Rarity

18/06/2017

Glinka, Lalo, Rachmaninoff: Joshua Bell (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.6.2017. (HS) Read more

Rousing Rite of Spring from Mälkki and the San Francisco Symphony

13/06/2017

Stravinsky, Beethoven: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 10.6.2017. (HS)

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Susanna Mälkki (c) Simon Fowler

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Stalwart Rigoletto Improves As the Night Goes On

12/06/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 6.6.2017. (HS)

Quinn Kelsey in the title role of Verdi's 'Rigoletto' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Quinn Kelsey in the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Lavishing a Berlioz Classic With Love

07/05/2017

Berlioz: Paul Groves (tenor), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, San Francisco Symphony / Charles Dutoit (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 4.5.2017. (HS) Read more

A Colorful, Idiomatic Rameau Reconstruction

01/05/2017

Rameau, Le Temple de la Gloire (The Temple of Glory): Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale / Nicholas McGegan (conductor), Bruce Lamott (chorale director), New York Baroque Dance Company, presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California Berkeley, 28.4.2017. (HS) Read more

Glorious Singing, Lacklustre Playing from Danes on Tour

04/04/2017

Nielsen, Wagner, Beethoven: Deborah Voigt (soprano), Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 2.4.2017. (HS) Read more

Muscle and Finesse in Tilson Thomas’ Mahler

31/03/2017

Mahler: San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco 30.3.2017. (HS) Read more

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