...so now I can mention that this weekend is the San Francisco Symphony's more-or-less annual bargain ticket sale. All tickets are $25 or $55. I am stocked up for the spring, with these:
Metzmacher/Bartok, Ligeti, Shostakovich
MTT/MTT, Sibelius, Shostakovich (wondering if the two MTT pieces will be better than Island Music, which I was much too kind to in my review)
Gilbert/Stucky, Mozart, Nielsen
Dutoit/Falla, Strauss (have wanted to hear Master Peter for 30 years)
MTT/Brahms 3, PC2
MTT/German Requiem, songs for women's chorus (wondering if the songs are Op. 17)
Gaffigan,Shwartz, Bohlin/Turnage, Poulenc, Prokfiev, Bartok
Oramo/Lindberg, Beethoven, Debussy, mostly for the Lindberg
Robertson/Lutoslawski, Janacek, Dvorak
I passed on Dudamel (I know, I know - I'll see how I'm feeling that week), I sorta feel like I should see MTT/Gil Shaham for the W. Schuman violin concerto, a real rarity, but....
I really hate the way SFS bills their concerts: the Alan Gilbert series is advertised as "Goode Plays Mozart!" Well, yes, but the other pieces are the draw for me.