SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 – Conductor James Feddeck will replace Semyon Bychkov in concerts with the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) performing Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, March 25- at Davies Symphony Hall. Maestro Bychkov recently underwent hip replacement surgery and while he is recovering well, his doctors have advised him to delay long distance travel for a short time. These concerts provide a rare opportunity to hear Bruckner’s final completed symphony—it was most recently performed by the SFS in 2005 led by Herbert Blomstedt. A work of complexity and magnitude, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 uses an expanded instrumentation, complete with eight horns, four doubling on Wagner tubas. It is approximately 80 minutes long and will be performed with no intermission.This will be Feddeck’s conducting debut with the SFS.If you have heard Maestro Feddeck, I'd like to hear your opinion of him.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
James Feddeck Replaces Semyon Bychkov at SFS
I bought a ticket for the SFS performances of Bruckner's 8 exclusively to hear what Semyon Bychkov could do with a composer I don't really care for much. A press release from SFS brings bad news: