San Francisco Symphony has announced their 2013 - 2014 season calendar. In recognition of Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday, the season features the War Requiem with Christine Brewer, a semi-staged version of Peter Grimes with Stuart Skelton & Elza van den Heever, the Four Sea Interludes with a commissioned video, & excerpts from The Prince of the Pagodas on a program with a Gamelan ensemble.
Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt returns for 2 weeks & leads a Bruckner 4. The Great Performers series has recitals by pianist Evgeny Kissin & pianist András Schiff, who concludes his Bach keyboard cycle. Gustavo Dudamel will lead the LA Phil in 2 splashy concerts. In a new film series, the orchestra plays live accompaniment to classic movies, including Psycho, Vertigo, Fantasia & City Lights.
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