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MTT and Stravinsky: Stravinsky's Russian Roots!

Hi there,

SF Symphony is nearing the close of their concert season with Russian -Stravinsky in particular - theme. Well, it is 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Springafter all! Ok, we are not catching full version of this mega repertoire (ballet + music) exactly, but some interesting yet very important musical influence that led him to compose such a legendary piece later on. So here's the info as below.

The joyous Les Noces“depicts” a wedding the way an Altman film uses scraps of conversation to tell a tale, and boasts four pianists on stage. One hundred years ago, Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Stravinsky and Monteux—legends all—triggered the most scandalous evening in ballet history with the premiere of The Rite of Spring. The combination of Stravinsky’s revolutionary music and Nijinsky’s startlingly un-balletic choreography caused a riot. Now universally admired, the music has lost none of its freshness and power.

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PROGRAM

Traditional
Russian Folk Songs

Stravinsky
Renard

Stravinsky
Les Noces

Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring


PERFORMERS

Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor

Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble
performance group

San Francisco Symphony

TICKETS

http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/Reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=11614&eid=2165

(*I will post any tix deals subsequently)

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Thanks!

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POST-MEETUP: Dinner @8:30p

Indigo

687 McAllister St, SF
(between Franklin St & Gough St)

(415)[masked]
http://www.indigorestaurant.com

Please let me know if you are joining dinner on meetup comment.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful company all! Really enjoyed spending time with you...

    June 22, 2013

  • erika

    Very festive, wonderful music & great company!:)

    June 22, 2013

  • Cris

    I had a wonderful time, both with the concert and meeting new friends.

    June 22, 2013

  • Jeff D.

    A good time was had by all.

    June 21, 2013

  • Jason

    Erica, and friends,
    My date needs to leave earlier and we cannot make the dinner. So sorry for missing the opportunity to meet all of you and hope I will see you next time. Jason

    June 21, 2013

  • crisolivia

    Hi Erika,
    I hadn't checked conversation and didn't realize some folks are going to dinner afterwards. Is it too late to do the dinner?

    June 20, 2013

    • erika

      OK, I think I can add you most likely

      June 20, 2013

    • erika

      The restaurant told me they will accommodate late min change. So please join us!:)

      June 20, 2013

  • erika

    Hi Folks, So this grand festivity will take place tomorrow eve, yay!:) Hope everyone's excited! Please don't forget: 1) Concert begins @6:30 (*Pre-concert lect @ 5:30); 2) We'll meet during intermission by the symphony bookstore to chat; 3) Don't forget your dinner reservation if you signed up. That's about it! See you all tomorrow eve. I will email you w/ my contact shortly. Thanks!:)

    June 20, 2013

  • erika

    Alright, dinner reservation for 10 hungry folks is complete!:0 Thanks!

    June 20, 2013

  • Jason

    Erika,
    I will bring a friend to attend both the play and dinner. Would there still be any seat for the dinner? Sorry for the late notice.

    Jason

    June 17, 2013

    • erika

      Sure, bring her/him on! More the merrier! So dinner for two then, no problem. Thanks!:)

      June 17, 2013

    • erika

      Sure, let me issue you a refund. Looking forward to meeting at some future events then if not this time!:)

      June 17, 2013

  • ayala k.

    Alas, but I have a conflict of scheduling. I'll miss y'all. This is such a fabulous program.

    June 16, 2013

  • Jeff D.

    I'm reviewing the performance for SFCV, so I'd really like to meet with you guys and hear your opinions. If you have a particularly witty phrase, it may get into print!

    June 15, 2013

    • erika

      Hi Jeff, So good to hear from you plus you're coming to this meetup. Will you join us for dinner @ Indigo? It will be a perfect time to gather what we think of the entire concert was. Let me know please. Also your friend Mr. Janos G. Thnx!:)

      June 15, 2013

    • erika

      Oops, didn't read your latest comment. So you're in for dinner then. Thanks for editing w/ correct info thanking Mr. G

      June 15, 2013

  • Jeff D.

    If anyone cares to meet me at intermission near the refreshment stand (assuming there is an intermission), I'd love to get your opinions about the performance. Or later, since I would like to join the dinner at Indigo. BTW, I changed the meetup description slightly in the light of Janos Gereben's correction below.

    June 15, 2013

  • Ed O.

    OK, I'd like to do the dinner too, thanks.

    June 15, 2013

  • erika

    So dinner is at Indigo at 8:30, and the posting is updated accordingly.

    June 15, 2013

  • erika

    Hi Folks, I apologize for making this change from my earlier posting, but Absinthe is out of question at this time. They can't accommodate our group at 8:30. So we're going with Indigo, and I confirmed their availability. So we're all good to go! So far we've got 4 yes's for dinner including Cara and Jason. Who else? Please let me know ASAP. Thanks!:)

    June 15, 2013

  • erika

    Hi Folks, It doesn't seem like there will be discount tix deal for this event. It will be one of the major festive events of the season and a limited engagement performing two days only. So I'd suggest NOT to wait any longer buying tix if you haven't done so. Very uncertain about Rush availability.

    June 15, 2013

  • Jason

    Yes, I plan to attend the dinner after the concert. Please update me how we will meet.

    June 14, 2013

  • erika

    Sorry about confusion on the posting. We can't possibly do dinner at 6:30 of course. We'll go for post-concert dinner betw 8:30 and 9. Or later whenever concert ends. There are plenty of good restaurants near Davies, which stay open late. I will update with dinner location subsquently. Thanks!:)

    June 3, 2013

  • erika

    Hi Folks, Strangely concert is already early bird eoungh, but they are scheduling pre-concert lecture at 5:30.

    June 3, 2013

  • Larry

    Note, the Friday concert is at 6:30pm.

    May 31, 2013

    • Ed O.

      So are you still meeting for dinner before? 5PM?

      June 3, 2013

    • erika

      Hi Ed, It will be late dinner after the concert betw 8:30 and 9, and this way way we can accommodate folks coming from Peninsula/South bay. I will update post-concert dinner location on the meetup posting. BTW, there's pre-concert lecture beginnng at 5:30. So if you happen to come to SF early, it might be worthwhile checking it out.

      June 3, 2013

  • John E.

    Hey Erika, I paid $3 cuz I think my $12 must be worn out by now? Should we buy tix now or do you think a deal will come by?

    May 31, 2013

    • erika

      I already got myself a tix. I checked Goldstar, but it's not on it yet. Not sure how popular it will be. Symphony roster so far looks good. But this can change in two weeks or so. Maybe wait and see what happens if you are fine with it.

      May 31, 2013

    • Cecily

      I somehow doubt it will be on goldstar b/c it's such a popular event/piece...

      June 1, 2013

  • erika

    Good morning Folks, Please make a note on change in concert time. It's 6:30 (*NOT 8p). Sorry about that. Please make adjustment to your schedule accordingly. Thanks!:)

    June 1, 2013

  • ayala k.

    Erika - can you please sign me up for this? I hope by then I would be back from Tel Aviv in one piece. Miss y'all. Ayala.

    June 1, 2013

    • erika

      Sure, I will put you on, no problem!:)

      June 1, 2013

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