Britten: Copland, Shostakovich, and the Serenade
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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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
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