Mendelssohn and Adès: Heras-Casado conducts A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pablo Heras-Casado’s project continues with a nod to Mendelssohn and Adès’s Shakespearean bent. Each composer’s oeuvre has betrayed him as a devoted Shakespearean: Mendelssohn’s bewitching incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream ranks among the Romantic era’s quintessential works, while Adès’s gripping and utterly masterful operatic setting of The Tempest has quickly become an indispensable modern classic. The program concludes with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus in a rarely heard gem:… Show more
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The San Francisco Symphony presents over 220 concerts each year from September through July. Visit sfsymphony.org for complete calendar listings, special events, great prices for kids, and to learn more.
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....
Baritone Rodney Gilfry has become one of the best known American opera and recital singers. He was born in Covina, a suburb in the north of the Los Angeles area. His parents were teachers, who moved the family a few miles to another suburb, Claremont, where his father was the high school principal....
The San Francisco Symphony is one of the few major U.S. orchestras with its own chorus and the SFS Chorus is recognized internationally as one of America’s finest. Established in 1972 at the request of Seiji Ozawa, the Symphony’s Music Director, the 155-member Chorus today gives a minimum of twenty-six performances each season and has sung under many of the world’s leading conductors, including Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, SFS Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Robert Shaw....
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