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  1. Johannes Brahms' music thrives at Davies Symphony HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Last night Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony , concluded his two-week visit to Davies Symphony Hall with a major undertaking, a performance of Johannes Brahms' Opus 45, which he called A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures . His soloists were soprano Ruth Ziesak and baritone Christian Gerhaher, and the SFS Chorus was prepared by Director Ragnar Bohlin.

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  2. Gay Singer Nicholas Phan Makes Very Old Songs Relevant AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | Gay.com

    Tenor Nicholas Phan has earned critical acclaim for this two previous albums and his live performances, including being called an "artist who must be heard" by NPR. He has a busy schedule - serving as soloist in choral collaborations with orchestras, including the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati Symphonies - and this season he's included in a star-studded staging of Sweeney Todd at Houston Grand Opera and concert performances of Fidelio with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony .

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  3. S.F. Symphony review: Chorus carries the day in Brahms'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | SFGate

    You can bring in conductor laureate Herbert Blomstedt and a pair of strong vocal soloists, and that's all to the good. But when the San Francisco Symphony does Brahms' "German Requiem," the heroes of the evening are apt to be the members of Ragnar Bohlin 's Symphony Chorus .

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  4. Why You Should Hear The Brahms Requiem This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Civic Center

    Herbert Blomstedt is in San Francisco for two weeks to conduct concerts at the San Francisco Symphony, his old orchestra where he was Music Director from 1985-1995. I heard him conducting the Sibelius Second Symphony last week in a precise yet smoothly controlled performance that was wonderful to experience.

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  5. On Scene with Bill Wilson the The Royal CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | SF Sentinel

    Some socialites refer to the week when the San Francisco Symphony and SF Opera hold opening night gala as "Hell Week" because they have to go to two events in the same week and can't be seen in the same expensive outfit. That is nothing compared to the members of the Imperial Court who have many events per day over coronation weekend that call for outrageously glamorous outfits.

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  6. Royer Labs Ribbon Microphones Integral to San Francisco Symphony Recording of "West Side Story"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Pro Sound News

    Engineers Gus Pollek and Jack Vad placing Royer SF-2 ribbon mics on side-by-side pianos while recording the San Francisco Symphony on stage at Davies Symphony Hall. Photo: Kristen Loken West Side Story , the timeless musical set in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City that explores the rivalry between two gangs - the Jets and the Sharks - while drawing inspiration from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, was recorded by the San Francisco Symphony for release on SACD and digital download.

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  7. Ronald C Wornick Jewish Day School Dinner with Ronald C. WornickRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Patch.com

    ... ary craft and are involved in various philanthropic efforts from the Wornick Family Foundation to the San Francisco Symphony and Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Sign up for Feast Your Mind Buy Now! Limited seating is still available!

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  8. Cheryl North: Herbert Blomstedt returns to the San Francisco Symphony to conduct the Brahms RequiemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    ... to music can affect the child's future development. Maestro Herbert Blomstedt, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony from 1985 to 1995, might be an apt example of the verity of this idea. During a telephone chat last week, he revealed that his ...

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  9. Music review: Energy and blunt force from the Rotterdam PhilRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2015 | SFGate

    ... In a pair of concerts in Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday and Monday night, presented by the San Francisco Symphony as part of the Great Performers Series , that vitality was everywhere in evidence. A compact little dynamo on the podium, ...

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  10. Rotterdam dazzles with the contrasting sonorities of Ravel and ProkofievRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Last night in Davies Symphony Hall the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra gave the second of its two concerts presented in the Great Performers Series organized by the San Francisco Symphony . The program consisted entirely of music by two twentieth-century composers, both with considerable skill in managing full orchestral resources, Maurice Ravel and Sergei Prokofiev.

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  11. Andr s Schiff review: Pianist's magnificent sonata displayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | SFGate

    ... in Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday afternoon, the first of three to be co-presented during 2015 by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances . Regardless of any conceptual unity, this was playing of a rarefied order - steely, dynamic ...

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  12. Cheryl North: Herbert Blomstedt returns to the San Francisco Symphony to conduct the Brahms RequiemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    ... to music can affect the child's future development. Maestro Herbert Blomstedt, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony from 1985 to 1995, might be an apt example of the verity of this idea. During a telephone chat last week, he revealed that his ...

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  13. San Bruno CA: UPDATE: Parkside to Disneyland TripRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Patch.com

    ... to provide the needed funds. 4) I had a brief call with a friend who is a major supporter of the San Francisco Symphony who said that if the kids did win, he would approach MTT and ask if the kids could perform at Symphony hall with the San ...

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  14. Herbert Blomstedt brings grace and grandeur to Davies Symphony HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Last night in Davies Symphony Hall, Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony , led SFS in the first of the two programs he has prepared for his annual visit . The program consisted solely of a piano concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the first half and a symphony by Jean Sibelius in the second.

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  15. Jonathan Dimmock - On the Brahms Chorale Preludes, at Davies Hall, 2/19-21Read the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Organist Jonathan Dimmock joins Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt and the San Francisco Symphony for three performances of Brahms's A German Requiem , February 19-21. In addition to the SF Symphony Chorus, the performance includes soprano Ruth Ziesak and baritone Christian Gerhahar.

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  16. Rotterdam Philharmonic & Helene Grimaud in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Examiner.com

    On Sunday and Monday, the San Francisco Symphony steps aside to welcome the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to Davies Symphony Hall, as part of the Orchestra's North American tour. Led by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin , the ensemble plays works by Brahms, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, with captivating French pianist, Helene Grimaud , as soloist.

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  17. SF Symphony review: Joyous, clean-limbed Sibelius from BlomstedtRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | SFGate

    ... a performance as sumptuous and clean-limbed as the Sibelius Second offered on Thursday night by the San Francisco Symphony under guest conductor Herbert Blomstedt . There are other ways to approach this music - some like it more mystical, some more ...

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  18. Photo Special: Glitz, Glamour and Gowns! Alexandra Silber and Cheyenne Jackson Share Their Grammy AwRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Playbill

    Theatre dynamos Alexandra Silber and Cheyenne Jackson had the rare privilege of attending and performing at the Grammy Awards this past Sunday. The duo sang a duet from the nominated San Francisco Symphony live recording of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim 's West Side Story .

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  19. The Weekender: This Weekend's Top Five EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | East Bay Express

    ... quickens before a crush is consummated. What's a pulse if not the percussion of love? Evidently, the San Francisco Symphony is attuned both to beats of the heart and the avant-garde. At SoundBox (300 Franklin St.) - the new venue opened late last ...

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  20. LPO presents 'Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances' in Covington Feb. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    ... He has served as a guest conductor with the Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Symphony and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Abrams also co-founded the Sixth Floor ...

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