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Robertson leads Ravel and Gershwin
Phone (415) 864-6000
Price $15 to $150
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Music Performing Arts

Robertson leads Ravel and Gershwin

Friday, May 24, 2013 6:30p
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Ravel, who heard jazz in Harlem with Gershwin, was dumbfounded by the dazzling Rhapsody in Blue, which Gershwin played at a birthday party for the French composer. When Gershwin asked to study with him, Ravel said "It is better to write good Gershwin than bad Ravel." The jazz-influenced Concerto for the Left

Hand was written for a pianist grievously injured during the First World War. The dark undertones of La Valse, an homage to Viennese waltz, suggest a furious farewell to gentility in post-war
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Robertson leads Ravel and Gershwin

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San Francisco Symphony
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
David Robertson
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David Robertson rose to major prominence in the 21st century among American conductors in his roles as music director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and as a frequent guest conductor of the major orchestras of New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego....
Marc-Andre Hamelin
Marc-Andre Hamelin Remove performer from this event
Like the legendary pianists of the 19th and early 20th century, such as Sigismund Thalberg, Franz Liszt, Leopold Godowsky, and Ignace Jan Paderewski, it often sounds as if Marc-André Hamelin has more than 10 fingers....
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94199
(415) 864-6000
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