Troyens

Troyens

Friday, March 04, 2016

Berlioz IN, Brahms OUT

From San Francisco Symphony:
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2016 –The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announced today that mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will sing Berlioz’s La mort de Cléopâtre with the Orchestra, in place of the previously announced Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, in concerts in Davies Symphony Hall May 19-22. The program now also includes Schubert’s Nachtgesang im Walde,featuring the men of the SFS Chorus.
“After Susan’s stunning appearance as Didon in Les Troyens at SF Opera, I wanted to provide an opportunity for San Francisco Symphony audiences to experience her unique and powerful interpretation of Berlioz’s music,” said Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.  “For me, Susan has no equal when it comes to his music.” As originally announced, the remainder of the program includes Brahms’sVariations of a Theme by Haydn and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor.

3 comments:

OTOH said...

Speaking of the symphony, it's interesting that you haven't had anything to say about the recently-announced next season. That boring?

Lisa Hirsch said...

No, it's a much better season than the last couple. I have been preoccupied recently by family matters, hence the paucity of blog posts.

Lisa Hirsch said...

See my post "Blogging Hiatus Explained" for, well, explanations.