MTT conducts Bartók’s Bluebeard's Castle
MTT conducts a thrilling concert featuring Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, a one-act opera presented here semi-staged to help tell this extraordinary tale. When Bluebeard and his new wife arrive at his castle, she is intrigued by the many doors she finds. Will her discovery of their secret lead her to the same fate as those before her? Bartók’s use of Hungarian folksongs and strong orchestral colors paint a deeply wrought psychological portrait.
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Tilson Thomas is one of America's premier conductors, known for American modern music, but equally at ease with traditional symphonic music. ~ Rovi
New York City-based pianist Jeremy Denk is as well known for his chamber music-making as he is for his appearances as soloist and recitalist. Indeed, he has famously collaborated with violinists Joshua Bell and Soovin Kim and violist Roberto Diaz, and has performed with the Shanghai, Vermeer, and Jupiter string quartets and Windscape....
Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung has established herself in barely a decade as one of the most prodigiously talented singers of her generation -- no mean feat in an era in which classical music seems ever more marginalized in our culture, and consequently hard-pressed to find exciting new personalities and performers....
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