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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in San Francisco, CA, United States

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San FranciscoGrimaud plays Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, Barber
San Francisco Symphony; James Gaffigan; Hélène Grimaud

San FranciscoJanowski conducts Wagner's Love Music

Mendelssohn, Bruch, Wagner
San Francisco Symphony; Marek Janowski; James Ehnes

San FranciscoMTT conducts Debussy

Debussy, Ligeti
San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Women of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San FranciscoBell-Isserlis-Denk Trio

Joshua Bell; Steven Isserlis; Jeremy Denk

San FranciscoMTT conducts Mahler's Seventh Symphony

Mahler: Symphony no. 7
San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas

San FranciscoUrbański conducts Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony

Elgar, Bacewicz, Mendelssohn
Krzysztof Urbański; Vilde Frang; San Francisco Symphony Chorus
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Alonzo King's LINES Ballet goes wild

Maya Harr, Babatunji and Madeline DeVries in Pole Star © Manny Crisostomo
A projection of green sky above shadowy mountains hovered behind their duet, and the curved bodies of the other dancers moved, barely visible, in the darkness of downstage.
****1
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The solace of love in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 5: Lyric Voices

Jennifer Stahl and Dores André in Bound To © Erik Tomasson
There is a kind of purity to Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem, and a very human sense of longing and loss.
****1
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The Sleeping Beauty Reawakens in San Francisco

WanTing Zhao (Lilac Fairy) in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty © Erik Tomasson | Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet
In this era that venerates the contemporary, it’s rewarding to see the classics faring so well, and San Francisco Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is a winner for all.
****1
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Jessica Lang Dance, pleasing but disappointing

Kana Kimura in The Calling (Jessica Lang Dance) © Sharen Bradford
Lang’s choreography lacks the hectic drollness and biting originality of Tharp’s, and while accessible it is also sweeter and blander.
***11
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Bach-inspired Mendelssohn in San Francisco

Sir András Schiff © Nadia F Romanini
An exquisite rendition of Mendelssohn's Lobgesang makes one wonder why the work is not part of the regular repertoire.
****1
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SF Ballet's Program 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Works

San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 © Erik Tomasson

Artful patterns come to life in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2, Kaleidoscope, which opened last Tuesday night at the War Memorial Opera House.

****1
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