Tuesday, February 07, 2012

More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys

I can't remember if the program for SFS's Barbary Coast & Beyond concerts has been announced previously or not, but a press release that landed in my inbox a couple of hours ago has the story. It looks like MTT went completely nuts, in a good way, when he picked the works to be performed. The program is the kind of 19th century monstrosity I thought I'd never hear:

Barbary Coast & Beyond: Music from the Gold Rush to the Panama-Pacific Exposition
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Laura Claycomb soprano
Vadim Gluzman violin
Anton Nel piano
Cameron Carpenter organ
James Robinson producer and director
San Francisco Symphony

Meyerbeer Coronation March from Le prophète
Gottschalk Grand tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra
Wieniawski Allegro moderato, à la Zingara from Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Opus 22
Bull Herdgirl’s Sunday
Délibes Les Filles de Cadix
Offenbach Overture to Orphée aux enfers
Flotow/Osborne “The Last Rose of Summer”
Kreisler Tambourin Chinois
Wagner Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Sousa The Pathfinder of Panama
Rossini Overture to William Tell
Saint-Saëns Hail! California
Various California Medley

Okay, it's missing a Beethoven symphony, but wheeeeeeeeeeee!

Dates are May 10, 11, 12.

Guess I'd better pick up a ticket!

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