Interested in having a fun night-out w/ all American classical? Let's say it's ranging anywhere from Ives to Brant. Of course, we won't skip out on Gershwin as our utmost American classical lineage. So we'll hear his 'An American in Paris' and maybe another of his as anchor piece or two, who knows right?:0 Ok, here's the concert program details:
MTT and the San Francisco Symphony kick off the[masked] Season with a festive program of American masterpieces. The riotous Jazz Symphony by twentieth-century "bad boy" George Antheil precedes Samuel Barber’s soulful Violin Concerto, featuring thrilling virtuoso James Ehnes. The program concludes with An American in Paris, Gershwin’s jazzy, rhapsodic portrait of the French capital seen through American eyes.
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
San Francisco Symphony
Ives/Brant The Alcotts from A Concord Symphony
Barber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 14
Antheil Jazz Symphony
Gershwin An American in Paris
TICKETS: Please purchase tix via sf symphony box office directly since their price is already w/ discount. So here's the link:
PRE-MEETUP: Dinner at 6p!
500 Fell St, SF