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December 5, 2011

Siri, what’s playing at the San Francisco Symphony tonight?

Siri, what’s playing at the San Francisco Symphony tonight?

You’ve come to the right place, Siri user!

Tonight at the Symphony:

Katharine Hanrahan Open Rehearsal: Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 10:00am
Davies Symphony Hall
$22 to $39
Leila Leila Josefowicz 1112Josefowicz, violin

Experience a San Francisco Symphony concert in the making! Open Rehearsals offer audience members a unique perspective on the creative dynamic between orchestra and conductor. Each Open Rehearsal begins with 8:30am coffee and complimentary donuts followed by a half-hour informative talk at 9am.

Two ardent champions of contemporary composition, Maestro Salonen and violinist Leila Josefowicz have collaborated numerous times, and in fact, his Violin Concerto was composed for her. A four movement work that covers a wide range of emotions, the piece, with its “brilliant surface and wonderful sound” (The New York Times), presents a vivid complement to the ever-reverberant sounds of Wagner as witnessed in excerpts from his unforgettable Ring cycle. 

Katharine Hanrahan Open Rehearsal is a working rehearsal. The pieces rehearsed are at the conductor’s discretion.

Conductor/Performers

Esa-Pekka Salonen
conductor

Christine Brewer
soprano

Leila Josefowicz
violin

San Francisco Symphony

Program 

Sibelius
Pohjola’s Daughter
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Violin Concerto
Wagner
Orchestral Excerpts from Der Ring des Nibelungen

Last night:

Siri, what's playing at the San Francisco Symphony tonight?

The San Francisco Symphony Presents American Orchestras
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has a long and storied history of presenting world premieres and of supporting contemporary composers. Elliott Carter’s Flute Concerto, a recent BSO commission, will feature principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe, who was soloist in the American premiere performance by the BSO earlier this year. Also soloing with the orchestra is Richard Goode, performing one of Mozart’s best known piano concertos, No. 25 in C major, a work that later influenced Beethoven’s writings.

For more information, visit the Symphony’s site

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About Ron Evans

I am an arts marketing and consumer psychology researcher, and principal consultant at Group of Minds. I advise leaders on behavioral psychology, marketing & technology to nudge audience behavior. Get in touch via email, on Twitter, or Google+: +Ron Evans