Conducted by Crisitan Macelau
Take some time to smell the roses with the San Francisco Symphony as they present this jubilant program led by a recital of the suite from Richard Strauss's buoyant and passionate tale of bourgeois romance. A hit from its 1911 premiere, it fits perfectly alongside the evening's other offerings - Lalo's lively Symphonie Espagnole with Ray Chen and Anna Clyne's exuberant evocation of the 18th-century pursuit of pleasure, Masquerade.
Anna Clyne - Masquerade
Debuting in 2013, this celebratory piece offers a chance to delve into the world of London's Pleasure Gardens, where all types of society would descend to dance, flirt, drink and while the night away in elaborate style.
Lalo - Symphonie espagnole
One of the composer's biggest successes, this is a vibrant and spirited experience that begun a trend in Paris for all things Spanish!
Kevin Puts - Suite from Silent Night
A co-commission of the SFS and world premire, this new work is taken from the upcoming opera from Puts and Mark Campbell.
R. Strauss - Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Revel in the romance and extravagance of Strauss's bittersweet comic opera.