Friday, September 21, 2012

Free SF Symphony Concert

SF Symphony, 09.21.2012 Free San Francisco Symphony Concert at Justin Herman Plaza.The San Francisco Symphony seems to change the time & location of their season-opening free concert every year. This year's pleasing, all-French program felt appropriate for the late afternoon time, & the weather remained sunny & almost balmy. The orchestra's playing was trim & slightly reserved. Violinist Alina Pogostkina was soloist for the Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso. She is a youthful & genial performer with a warm, connected sound & a dexterous bow arm. MTT introduced each piece, & the audience applauded when he announced the Ravel Boléro. The turn-out was excellent, & the people sitting in the middle of the plaza were an attentive audience. PG&E, the concert sponsor, handed out free stainless steel water bottles to visitors at their booth.

§ FREE San Francisco Symphony Concert
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Alina Pogostkina, violin
San Francisco Symphony

Key: The Star-Spangled Banner
Berlioz: Festivity at the Capulets' from Roméo et Juliette
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
Ravel: Boléro

Bizet: Farandole from L'Arlésienne

Justin Herman Plaza
Fri Sep 21 5pm

No comments: