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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

San Francisco Symphony

Thursday, October 4, 2018 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Michael Tilson Thomas by Spencer Lowell, Leonidas Kavakos by Marco Borggreve
Michael Tilson Thomas had a lifelong relationship with Stravinsky, dating back to performing in Stravinsky's presence during Tilson Thomas's student days in Los Angeles. This all-Stravinsky program promises spectacular orchestral colors, rhythmic vitality, unique melodies, and plenty of excitement. Stravinsky’s ballet Pétrouchka is a thrilling masterpiece where Russian folk tunes enliven brilliant musical tableaux, while the savage rhythms, earthy melodies, and drama of Le sacre du printemps make it a cornerstone of 20th-century music. Another side of Stravinsky shines in his witty Violin Concerto, a four-movement dazzler where pungent harmonies, beautiful song-like passages, and jazzy syncopated rhythms challenge the soloist and captivate the listener.

Part of: Perspectives: Michael Tilson Thomas, Great American Orchestras, and Russian Nights

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program

ALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
Pétrouchka (1947 version)
Violin Concerto
Le sacre du printemps

Pre-Concert Talk

Pre-concert talk at 7 PM with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.
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Michael Tilson Thomas: 2018–2019 Perspectives Artist

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