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Britten: Bychkov conducts War Requiem

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 8:00p
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

Renowned maestro Semyon Bychkov and a marvelous cast of soloists join the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus to mark the Benjamin Britten centenary with one of Western music’s foremost masterpieces. Britten’s War Requiem, considered by many to be the composer’s greatest work, juxtaposes the Latin Requiem Mass with verses by the World War I poet Wilfred Owen, offering one of the canon’s greatest artistic responses to war and its victims. It’s a rare performance of an epic work… Show more

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Britten: Bychkov conducts War Requiem

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.

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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....
James Gilchrist
James Gilchrist Remove performer from this event
James Gilchrist has been one of the leading English tenors to emerge in the latter part of the 20th century. He has sung a wide range of repertory, from J.S. Bach (St. John Passion) to Berlioz (L'enfance du Christ) to Britten (War Requiem), and onto such modern fare as Knut Nystedt's Apocalypsis Joannis....
Roderick Williams
Roderick Williams Remove performer from this event
Roderick Williams is a bass who rapidly began establishing an operatic career in Britain in the mid-'90s. After university, Williams was a school music teacher for three years while training for a full-time career as a professional singer....
Semyon Bychkov
Semyon Bychkov Remove performer from this event
Semyon Bychkov's conducting is admired for its clarity, unexaggerated expression, and frankness in conveying the intent of the music, regardless of what he is conducting. He is equally comfortable conducting orchestral, choral, or operatic music....
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
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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....
Pacific Boychoir
Pacific Boychoir Remove performer from this event
The Pacific Boychoir's reputation for excellence has earned performances with the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), having performed under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Charles Dutoit, Herbert Blomstedt, James Conlan, David Robertson, and Vance George....
Christine Brewer
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American singer Christine Brewer is one of the leading sopranos of her generation. With the dawn of the new century, her career has enjoyed numerous major successes, among them her triumphant debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2003, in the role of Ariadne in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos and with her appearance in several important recordings, including William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and Experience on Naxos (2004), Barber's Vanessa on Chandos (2004), the highly praised English-language version of Fidelio on Chandos (2005) where she sang Leonora, and Strauss' Four Last Songs coupled with Wagner's "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde on Telarc (2006)....
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94199
(415) 864-6000
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