Beethoven and Bates: Mass in C
The Beethoven and Bates Festival continues with selections from the Viennese master’s rarely heard incidental music to King Stephen, featuring the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. An incredible lineup of soloists joins the Chorus for the glorious Mass in C, the oft-overlooked elder sibling of Beethoven’s later colossus, the Missa solemnis. Mason Bates complements these with his tone poem Liquid Interface, an inventive four-movement evocation of water scored for large orchestra and electronica.
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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....
Tilson Thomas is one of America's premier conductors, known for American modern music, but equally at ease with traditional symphonic music. ~ Rovi
Tenor William Burden has won an outstanding reputation in a wide-ranging repertoire throughout Europe and North America. He has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, New York City Opera, La Scala, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Paris Opera, Munich State Opera, Canadian Opera and the Saito Kinen Festival....
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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