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Leonidas Kavakos, Michael Tilson Thomas and the SFO © Cory Weaver
San Francisco

MTT offers familiar and unfamiliar Stravinsky in San Francisco

By , 29 September 2018
****1
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

A phenomenally multi-layered Mahler 3 in San Francisco

By , 29 June 2018
*****
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Osmo Vänskä © Kaapo Kamu
San Francisco

Finnish music matters: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

By , 26 October 2017
***11
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Eberle Veronica © Marco Borggreve
San Francisco

Violinist Veronika Eberle Sails the Tricky Waters of Schumann's Violin Concerto at Davies Hall

By , 19 May 2017
***11
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
San Francisco

European assortment from Charles Dutoit and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 10 May 2017
****1
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
San Francisco

Arabella Steinbacher delivers superb Beethoven with the DNSO in San Francisco

By , 03 April 2017
****1
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
San Francisco

Gil Shaham thrills San Francisco with vivacious Barber Concerto

By , 18 March 2017
*****
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
San Francisco

A speedy Beethoven Ninth disappoints in San Francisco

By , 01 February 2017
**111
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Gautier Capuçon © Gregory Batardon
San Francisco

A walk through Bohemia with Gautier Capuçon and the PKF Prague Philharmonia in San Francisco

By , 29 January 2017
*****
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Itzhak Perlman © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
San Francisco

Heartwarming recital from Itzhak Perlman in San Francisco

By , 16 January 2017
****1
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Serena Wang © Standard Artists Management
San Francisco

Brilliant performance from Serena Wang, but lackluster CPO at the Davies Symphony Hall

By , 04 December 2016
***11
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
San Francisco

Dudamel and the LA Phil: Well Played in San Francisco!

By , 31 October 2016
*****
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Alisa Weilerstein © Jamie Jung
San Francisco

Impassioned brilliance from Weilerstein and Heras-Casado in San Francisco

By , 19 October 2016
****1
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Yuja Wang © Fadil Berisha
San Francisco

Yuja Wang on fire at the San Francisco Symphony

By , 28 September 2016
****1
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Kelley O'Connor © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Mahler and the SF Symphony Chorus are the shining stars of this “Resurrection”

By , 29 June 2016
***11
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Michael Tilson-Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
San Francisco

Tense and turbulent: MTT conducts CPE Bach, Widmann and Brahms

By , 23 June 2016
****1
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Jan Lisiecki © Mathias Bothor
San Francisco

A brilliant night of Britten, Mozart and Dvorak with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 June 2016
****1
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Megan Fairchild (Ivy) and dancers © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

A fabulous night On the Town with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 25 May 2016
*****
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Alan Gilbert © Chris Lee
San Francisco

When is Tragic a triumph? When played by the New York Phil

By , 07 May 2016
*****
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Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee | New York Philharmonic
San Francisco

Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil score big in San Francisco

By , 06 May 2016
****1
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
San Francisco

Heras-Casado leads the San Francisco Symphony through living sculptures, dancing gypsies and battlefields

By , 22 April 2016
***11
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Melancholy and resignation: a moving Das Lied von der Erde in San Francisco

By , 06 April 2016
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
San Francisco

Captivating Copland and superb Schumann from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 31 March 2016
****1
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Itzhak Perlman © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
San Francisco

An enthralling account of Brahms’ Fourth by Itzhak Perlman and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 10 January 2016
****1
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Hélène Grimaud © Mat Hennek | DGG
San Francisco

Colourful contrasts: Ravel and Prokofiev from Grimaud, Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic in San Francisco

By , 16 February 2015
****1
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony's excellent semi-staging of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 26 June 2014
****1
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Mason Bates © Todd Rosenberg
San Francisco

Mason Bates trumps Beethoven in San Francisco

By , 15 January 2014
***11
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Pablo Heras-Casado  ©  Felix Broede
San Francisco

Pablo Heras-Casado Kicks of a Mendelssohn/Adès festival in San Francisco

By , 04 October 2013
****1
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Yefim Bronfman  ©  Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Chamber music with members of the San Francisco Symphony and Yefim Bronfman

By , 09 December 2012
****1
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Cirque Musica
San Francisco

Cirque Musica with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 06 July 2012
***11
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Bob Lockyer's Birthday Bash at The Place – Bob with Kenneth Tharp OBE (Chief Executive, The Place) © Richard Thompson
San Francisco

Itzhak Perlman and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra: a winning combination

By , 14 April 2012
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas,  ©  Bill Swerbenski
San Francisco

The San Francisco Symphony: An innovative programme but with few surprises

By , 08 January 2012
****1
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