The SFS sets two of Western musicâ€™s most potent voices side by side under the expert baton of Charles Dutoit. Beethovenâ€™s Second Piano Concerto, featuring SFS audience favorite Kirill Gerstein, served as one of the composer-virtuosoâ€™s calling cards during his early years in Vienna. Shostakovich answers Beethovenâ€™s graceful concerto with a work of staggering power: his Tenth Symphony, composed after Stalinâ€™s death in 1953, represents one of the most devastating essays in the twentieth-century symphonic literature.
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Start:June 04, 2014
End:June 07, 2014
Where:San Francisco Symphony, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, California, United States, 94102