Tuesday, April 21, 2015

San Francisco Performances Season Announcement

San Francisco Performances has a dynamite season of recitals, chamber music, and other performances coming up in 2015-16. (Full season at the link in the previous sentence.)

Some of the high points are bullet lists in the press release:

  • JAMIE BARTON(SF recital debut)
  • DUO PARNAS (SF recital debut)
  • IGOR LEVIT(SF recital debut)
  • TETZLAFF TRIO (SF debut)
  • Jake HeggieThe Work at Hand (West Coast premiere) performed by Jamie Barton, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015, 7:30pm, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
  • Shulamit RanGlitter, Shards, Doom, Memory (West Coast premiere) - performed by Pacifica Quartet, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016, 7:30PM, Herbst Theatre
  • Lera AuerbachNew work for solo cello (West Coast premiere) performed by Amit Peled, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016, 7:30PM, Herbst Theatre
  • Vijay IyerBridgetower Fantasy – in conversation with Beethoven’s Kretuzer Sonata (Bay Area premiere) - performed by Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner,WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015, 7:30pm, Herbst Theatre
  • Andrew NormanNew work for violin and piano - performed by Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 7:30pm, Herbst Theatre
  • Anthony CheungNew work for violin and piano - performed by Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 7:30pm, Herbst Theatre
New music composed by women! Anna Caterina Antonacci! (San Francisco, in general, is extremely lucky that this great artist performs here at all.) The Tetzlaff Trio is the great violinist Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, his cellist sister, and pianist Lars Vogt. Not too shabby, eh (although their program is nothing unusual)?

And some of the others, in my opinion:
  • Pavel Haas Quartet, Beethoven, Bartok, Prokofief (October 12)
  • Thomas Ades & Gloria Chen, piano, Nancarrow, Ades, Barry, Messiaen (October 30)
  • Jennifer Koh, violin, and Shai Wosner, piano, in a four-concert series called Bridge to Beethoven, pairing Beethoven and recent works
  • Alexander Quartet and Joyce Yang, piano, play piano quintets by Schumann, Schnittke, and Brahms (November 10 - this might be my Tuesday program for the season)
  • Anonymous 4, two programs (October 18 and November 15)
  • Fredericka von Stade (supposedly retired) and Jake Heggie (May 13)
  • Roger Woodward, piano, and Robert Greenberg explore the late Beethoven piano sonatas (various dates). (Well, depends on your enjoyment of Greenberg's lecture style.)
  • Duo Parnas plays piano & cello works by Tcherepnin, Honneger, Ravel, and Cassado (April 10)
  • Mark Padmore, tenor, and Paul Lewis, piano; songs by Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, and Wolf (April 14)
  • Quartetto di Cremona plays works of Boccherini, Resphighi, and Beethoven (April 16)
 Some of you will want to see Ian Bostridge's May 21 Schubert recital, with the wonderful Wenwen Du, but I do not expect to be there.


Civic Center said...

Thanks for the Greenberg trigger warning. And the Tetzlaff Trio and Jamie Barton are now on my Must See If Possible list.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Haha. There's a lot more good stuff I haven't listed (ditto the Cal Performances posting). I need to link to SFP's web site.