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Heras-Casado conducts Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony

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San Francisco Symphony Heras-Casado conducts Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony

The gestations of Liszt’s concerto and Prokofiev’s symphony could not have been more different; even so, the singular result was two glorious works that are perpetual listener favorites. Liszt took 22 years to compose and revise (and revise again) his sublime, single-movement concerto, while Prokofiev finished his vivid yet deeply ironic symphony in one month. Lindberg’s EXPO, in its New York premiere, shows off the orchestra spectacularly well, a perfect concert opener.

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.

“. . . [Heras-Casado is a] superb new podium talent, with a fluidly expressive technique, a fine ear for sonorities, and suave rhythmic command.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

 

Additional Dates:
Thu February 14, 2013 2:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall
Sat February 16, 2013 8:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall
Sun February 17, 2013 2:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall

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Program

Magnus Lindberg

EXPO (West Coast Premiere)

Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 2

Prokofiev

Symphony No. 5

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