Beethoven’s ‘Creatures’ from Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony is strange but tuneful

United StatesUnited States Beethoven: Keith David (narrator), Hillary Leben (animator), San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 24.2.2022. (HS)

Animation of Terpsichore and the Graces dance by Hillary Leben (c) Stefan Cohen

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Explosion of orchestral and vocal color in San Francisco from works by Simon, Price, Brahms and Franck

United StatesUnited States Various: Melody Wilson (mezzo-soprano), San Francisco Symphony Chorus (Anthony Trecek-King: director), San Francisco Symphony / Earl Lee, Akiko Fujimoto, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser (conductors). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 17.2.2022. (HS)

Melody Wilson (mezzo-soprano) and Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser (conductor) in Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody © Stefan Cohen

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Yuja Wang and Michael Tilson Thomas team up to spin gold from Liszt in San Francisco

United StatesUnited States Liszt, Mahler: Yuja Wang (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 27.1.2022. (HS)

Alexander Barantschik (concertmaster), Nadya Tichman (associate concertmaster), Michael Tilson Thomas, Yuja Wang (c) Stefan Cohen

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