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Britten: Copland, Shostakovich, and the Serenade

Thursday, Jun 19 8:00p
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA

The Britten centenary celebration continues, bringing the English master together with two of his peers among the twentieth century’s foremost musical voices. Copland’s piquant Short Symphony nods to Britten’s time spent in the United States, and his important contact with “the Dean of American Music.” Renowned tenor Toby Spence and San Francisco Symphony Principal Horn Robert Ward assume the lead roles in Britten’s piercing Serenade on texts by Tennyson, Blake, Keats, and others. The program concludes… Show more

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Britten: Copland, Shostakovich, and the Serenade

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....
Michael Tilson Thomas
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Tilson Thomas is one of America's premier conductors, known for American modern music, but equally at ease with traditional symphonic music. ~ Rovi
Toby Spence
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Toby Spence is a British tenor who established a solid career, particularly in the fields of early opera and concert singing, in the late 1990s, before broadening his repertoire in the new century....
Robert Ward
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Robert Ward, San Francisco Symphony's Acting Principle French Horn.
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Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94199
(415) 864-6000
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