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Jordi Savall

October 19, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Preeminent early music maestro Jordi Savall leads a wide-ranging program.


Anon: Calling of the Bells and Fanfare

John of Damascus: “Alleluia”

Anon: Erotokritos

Marcabru: “Pax in nomine Domini!

Trad: Dance of the Soul, from the North African Berber Ritual

Anon: Ton Dhespotin, from the Sunday Service of Orthros

Trad: Armenian Song and Dance

Conductus: “O totius Asie Gloria”

Anon: “Pasan tin elpida mou”

Anon: Chiave, chiave

Anon: Adoramus te, from the Mass Proper

Anon: “Tin dheisin mou”

Trad: Nikriz

Dufay: “O tres piteulx” / “Omnes amici eius”

Janequin: Escoutez tous gentilz” (La bataille de Marignan; La guerre)

S. Rossi: “Al naharot bavel,” from Hashirim asher lish’lomo

Willaert: “Vecchie letrose, non valete niente”

Kladas: Yefvsasthe kai idhete, from the Holy Eucharist

Lobwasser: “Ficht wieder meine Anfechter” (Psalm 35), from Der Psalter … in deutsche reyme (arr. Claude Goudimel)

Trad: Laïla Djân

Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Vivaldi: “Di queste selve venite, o Numi,” from La senna festeggiante, RV 693

Mozart: Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (arr. Jordi Savall)

Byzantios: Kratema

Marchant: “Nous sommes tous égaux,” from La constitution française en chanson (arr. Jordi Savall)

Anon: “Per quel bel viso,” from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos’d by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)

Anon: “Mia cara Anzoletta,” from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos’d by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)

Bordèse: “La Sainte Ligue” (“La nuit est sombre”), after Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 5, from L’Orphéon classique populaire, fragments des chefs d’oeuvre des grand maîtres (arr. Jordi Savall)

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October 12, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Mariss Jansons, Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, and more conduct engrossing works by Rossini, Berlioz, and Revueltas.


Rossini: William Tell: Overture
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: Mariss Jansons, conductor

Wolf: “Frühlingschor” from Manuel Venegas
Der Feuerreiter
Camilla Tilling, soprano; Westminster Symphonic Choir; Berlin Philharmonic: Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Revueltas: La Noche de los Mayas
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra: Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Berlioz: Harold in Italy
Antoine Tamestit, viola; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Saint-Saëns: The Swan
Kian Soltani, cello

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Musical Prodigies

October 5, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Early works by precocious composers, including Mozart, Chopin, and Mendelssohn.


Mendelssohn: Fantasia in F-sharp minor, Op. 28
Sir András Schiff, piano

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Vienna Philharmonic: Valery Gergiev, conductor


Waltz in F minor, Opus 70, No. 2
Waltz in G Flat Major, Opus 70 No.1
Waltz in D Flat Major,Op.70 No.3
Waltz in A Flat Major, Op. 42
Ballade in A Flat Major, Op. 47
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62 No. 1
Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (last two movements)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra: Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director


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String Quartets

September 28, 2021, 8:00 pm

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The power of four is on full display in performances of music by Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Haydn, and Gesualdo from the Pavel Haas, Elias, Brentano, and St. Lawrence String Quartets.


Tchaikovsky: Quartet No. 1
Pavel Haas String Quartet

Janáček: Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters
Elias String Quartet

Gesualdo (arr. Bruce Adolphe): Madrigals
Brentano String Quartet

Haydn: Quartet in F, Op. 20/5
St.  Lawrence String Quartet

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At the Keyboard

September 21, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Piano luminaries Martha Argerich, Mitsuko Uchida, Sir Andras Schiff, and Yuja Wang perform dazzling works by Prokofiev, Beethoven, and Brahms.


Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Martha Argerich, piano; Santa Cecilia Orchestra: Sir Antonio Pappano, conductor

Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
Sir Andras Schiff, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Bavarian Radio Symphony: Mariss Jansons, conductor

Beethoven: Finale of Piano Sonata No. 29, Hammerklavier
Yuja Wang, piano

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September 14, 2021, 8:00 pm

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A wide-ranging program features a sampling of different American sounds and composers including Bernstein, Gershwin, Higdon, and Burleigh.


Philadelphia Orchestra: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor, with with Lang Lang, Chick Corea, and Maxim Lando

Bernstein: On the Waterfront Suite

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Thomas Hampson, bass-baritone and Wolfram Rieger, piano

Jennifer Higdon: Civil Words (excerpts)

Burleigh: Ethiopia Saluting the Colors

Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin, pianos

Stravinsky: Tango for Two Pianos

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello, and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Barber: Cello Sonata

San Francisco Symphony: Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Gershwin: An American in Paris

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The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

September 24, 2020, 9:00 pm

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The talented young artists of the NYO-USA, led by Sir Antonio Pappano, perform Berlioz and Strauss, featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.


Berlioz: Les nuits d’été
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

R. Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie

Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (encore)

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Michael Tilson Thomas Leads the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler

September 17, 2020, 9:00 pm

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Music director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present the bookends of Mahler’s symphonic career: his first symphony, “Titan,” and the Adagio from his unfinished tenth.


Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp major

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major 

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Budapest Festival Orchestra and Marc-André Hamelin

September 10, 2020, 9:00 pm

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Music director and conductor Iván Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Weber and Prokofiev, also featuring pianist Marc-André Hamelin.


Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Chopin (arr. Liszt): My Joys (Polish song)

Hamelin: Pavane Variée

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Anon: Traditional Russian Hymn (encore)