Salonen Conducts 'An Alpine Symphony'

Presented by San Francisco Symphony

Heckelphone, organ, thunder machine, and other orchestral effects make for a thrilling Alpine adventure, thanks to tour guide Richard Strauss, who translates these timbres into chirping birds, burbling brooks, yodeling shepherds, and raging storms. But first violin visionary Leonidas Kavakos blazes his own path into Tchaikovsky’s beloved concerto—beyond its famous razzle-dazzle, close to its beating heart.

City: San Francisco

Program Items

Wynton Marsalis Herald, Holler and Hallelujah!
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Richard Strauss An Alpine Symphony


Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos Violin
San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States