Happy New Year! Well, I hope I am not late in wishing you this still? Chinese New Year hasn't come yet after all!:)
This is my first official concert event of the year, and hope you're excited about joining me for embarking on another year of fun journey together in classical music events.
Speaking of which, SF Symphony salutes a world-renowned chamber group Kamarata Baltica led by Gidon Kremer this Sunday 2/2, and the program will include Weinberg, Shostakovich & Britten. It will be great to see any remnants of influence by Shostakovich in Weinberg music (or vice versa?), which had been quite controversial back in his time.
Here's the concert details you can read about:
Gidon Kremer leads the formidable Kremerata Baltica in this gripping program. As part of the celebration of the Britten centenary, Kremerata offers Britten’s arresting Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge; the program concludes with music by Britten’s contemporary, Shostakovich. Kremer describes the controversial Antiformalist Gallery as “very amusing and entertaining . . .a real happy ending for this program.”
Weinberg, Concertino for Violin and Strings
Shostakovich (Arr. Zinman/Pushkarev), Violin Sonata
Britten, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Shostakovich (Arr. Pushkarev), Anti-formalist Gallery
Gidon Kremer, violin and leader
Alexei Mochalov, bass
- Online: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/Reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=12403&eid=8999(*Discounted ticket by entering promocode 'SUBPRESALE')
- Phone: (415) 864-6000
PRE-MEETUP: Dinner @5:30
384 Hayes St, SF(b/t Gough & Franklin)