Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas
The season culminates with a three-week survey of the artistic life of Britten. Beloved SFS guest Gil Shaham offers Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, an evocative preface to Britten’s Prince of the Pagodas, which was written as a special commission after Britten visited and studied music in Bali. The rich textures of the gamelan orchestra are imbued throughout the piece, lending an exotic whimsy to the evening’s concert.
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Gil Shaham violin
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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....
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