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German Romanticism at San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony  highlights German Composers and German Talents with upcoming Concerts

San Francisco Symphony has some amazing concerts coming up showcasing not only German composers Richard Strauss and Robert Schumann but also acclaimed German baritone Matthias Goerne, Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck and  German violinist Veronica Eberle, “one of the most promising violin talents to emerge from Germany in recent years”. (wikipedia)

San Francisco Symphony invites our CaliforniaGermans members to enjoy these concerts with an exclusive discount of 25% . Tickets must be purchased following the links in this post.

Each concert features an informative talk that begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.


April 27-29, 2017 at 8:00 PM 
Davies Symphony Hall

Hailed as “one of the essential artists of his generation,” (The New York Times) Igor Levit performs Schumann’s exhilarating Piano Concerto. Then, envision breathtaking Roman ruins and sweeping rural landscapes in Richard Strauss’ first tone poem, Aus Italien, inspired by the young composer’s trip to Italy. Tickets are available here.

conductor: Fabio Luisi
piano: Igor Levit

On the program:
Piano Concerto in A minor

Richard Strauss
Aus Italien


May 25-27, 2017 at 8:00 PM 
Davies Symphony Hall

Experience a powerful program of music that grapples with questions of life, death, and fate. Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti is brought to life by German baritone Matthias Goerne, praised for a voice that is dark and rich, filled with “red-hot dramatic intensity.” (Bachtrack) Then, Tchaikovsky’s soaring Fifth Symphony fills the hall with its massive orchestral texture and unforgettable melodies. Tickets are available here.

conductor: Manfred Honeck
baritone: Matthias Goerne

On the program:
Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Symphony No. 5


May 17-21, 2017 at 8:00 PM 
Davies Symphony Hall

Guest conductor Roberto Abbado leads Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, Scottish. Characterized by vivid pictorial imagery, the music dances and sings the beauty of the stormy Scottish countryside. Plus, German violinist Veronika Eberle brings “introverted intensity and interpretive boldness” (The New York Times) to Schumann’s lyrical Violin Concerto. Tickets are available here.

On the program:
Music from Turandot Suite

Violin Concerto

Images: SF Symphony



Beethoven Night at the San Francisco Symphony – Ticket Special for all CaliforniaGermans

Beethoven wikipedia

Beethoven and Haydn – in San Francisco, April 20 & 23, 2016

Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to experience two of Germany’s celebrated composers, Beethoven and Haydn. Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 2 as well as Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D will be on the program with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall next week on April 20 and 23, 2016.

CaliforniaGermans teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony, which is offering a 25% discount on regular tickets to all our CaliforniaGermans readers for these exclusive nights of classical music.

To purchase tickets at a 25% discount please click on the following link:


the “Beethoven Night” Program

The concert on April 20 and 23 , called Beethoven Symphony Nr. 2, includes the following program as well as Pre- and Post-Show Events:

Rameau – Suite from Pygmalion
Haydn – Piano Concerto in D
Biber – Battalia á 9
Beethoven – Symphony No. 2
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Piano: Ingrid Fliter

Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk by Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

Guest artist signing: Pianist Ingrid Fliter will be available for autographs following the April 22-23 concerts. Signing takes place in the orchestra lobby, near the Symphony Store.


When ordering tickets please keep a few things in mind:
1/If people want to sit next to each other they need to book tickets in a single order
2/in order to get the discounted ticket you need to select ‘Group”
3/Each order will only carry a $5.00 dollar service fee instead of a $10.00 regular service fee thanks to this discount.
4/Tickets are first come first serve, no hold on tickets has been placed.
6/Tickets are usually mailed to the address you give when purchasing the tickets but they can also choose Will call or print at home, no E-ticket.


Image : Joseph Karl Stieler (1781–1858)  – Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis.