San Francisco Symphony en Hahn, SF & Vanska play Russians (& Finn) <p>Join us at 7 PM when the great American violinist Hilary Hahn plays Prokofiev's first concerto with the San Francisco Symphony led by the Finnish maestro Osmo Vanska. Vanska also conducts the Shostakovich Sixth Symphony, as well as a work written for him by his countryman Kalevi Aho, <em>Minea</em>. (This piece, written for Vanska's Minnesota Orchestra, is a "generally straightforward romp, in which principal players from throughout the large orchestra are tapped to play spotlighted roles.") Pictured is Hilary Hahn during&nbsp; a recent visit to the studios of NPR!</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 02:12:14 +0000 Barney Sherman 27851 at Hahn, SF & Vanska play Russians (& Finn) Perlman plays Vivaldi, conducts Mozart <p>Join us Friday at 7PM to hear Itzhak Perlman conduct the San Francisco Symphony in Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"&nbsp; (he&nbsp; also plays the violin solos) and in Mozart's great "Prague" Symphony, no. 38 in D major.&nbsp; The concert continues with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting Tchaikovsky's powerful Fourth Symphony and Berlioz's&nbsp; colorful "Roman Carnival" Overture.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:19:36 +0000 Barney Sherman 26767 at Perlman plays Vivaldi, conducts Mozart