April 27, 28 & 29
San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
BARTOK: Dance Suite
MASON BATES: SF commission
RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op.70
125th Anniversary Celebration
Festival Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk
Emöke Baráth, soprano
Sunhae, Im soprano
Concentus Musicus Wien
Balthasar Neumann Chor
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
MONTEVERDI: Selva morale e spirituale
25 Apr 2016
On April 27, Pablo Heras-Casado leads the San Francisco Symphony in concert at Davies Symphony Hall, with a program featuring Bartok’s Dance Suite; Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70; and the world premiere of Auditorium by composer Mason Bates. This spectacular event will be the first stream from a...
14 Apr 2016
Pablo Heras-Casado makes his highly anticipated return to San Francisco this spring, leading the San Francisco Symphony in two series of concerts. The first concert programme features works journeying through the beginning of the nineteenth century, including Rameau’s Pigmalion; Biber’s Battalia; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36; and pianist Ingrid Filter as soloist on Haydn’s Piano...
“A luminous and urgent performance, deftly balancing the shifts from moody ruminations to bouts of exuberance.... Heras-Casado is the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor.” - The New York Times
28 Apr 2016
“Heras-Casado clearly appreciated the wide variety of hues and shades on Ravel’s instrumental palette, and his approach to Le Tombeau de Couperin more than did justice to the broad diversity of skills among the SFS musicians. Equally impressive in sonority was his account of the final work on the program, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Opus 70 symphony in E-flat major . . .
“. . . Wednesday’s concert was yet another reminder of the zest and brilliance that Heras-Casado has brought to his every appearance in San Francisco (any orchestra that doesn’t have him on the top of their wish list for music director is doing it wrong). “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” Ravel’s loving but sly tribute to his 18th century forebears, served as an apt companion to Bates’ similar exercise in archaism, and Heras-Casado’s performance — from the smooth, slithery Prelude to the tart, swingy rhythms of the Forlane and the bustling final Rigaudon — straddled both eras suavely.
15 hours ago
RT @Aspasia_1: Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor, with @sfsymphony after a spirited Shostakovich Symphony No. 9. https://t.co/vbIDUA2bP0
RT @masonbates: Great to be part of @SFSymphony premiere w/ #FacebookLive stream. More orchestras should try this. Thx to all who tuned in…
RT @Aspasia_1: So thrilled to have been there to experience it live. Fun and beautiful composition & performance. @masonbates @SFSymphony @…
Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: II. Langsam
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Pablo Heras-Casado & Freiburger Barockorchester
Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”: II. Vivace non troppo
Pablo Heras-Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso
Alexander Melnikov, Freiburger Barockorchester & Pablo Heras-Casado
Quam pulchra es
Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Symphonie No. 2, Op. 52 – “Lobgesang”: Sinfonia, I. Maestoso con moto
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Pablo Heras-Casado
Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid and records for Deutsche Grammophon & harmonia mundi, as well as a Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.
Photos: Fernando Sancho
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