January 10 - 13
MTT and Renée Fleming
For those living the lush life, the San Francisco Symphony is presenting an all-French program featuring soprano Renée Fleming in orchestral songs by Debussy and Canteloube. The Symphony commissioned Robin Holloway, renowned for his neo-impressionistic skills, to orchestrate Debussy's Ariettes oubliées ("Forgotten little arias"). La Mer completes the program.
Jeff Dunn is a freelance critic with a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in geologic education. A composer of piano and vocal music, he is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, a former president of Composers, Inc., and has served on the Board of New Music Bay Area. A photomontage enthusiast, he illustrates his own reviews.