San Francisco Symphony Visits the Central Coast

I’m still humming Tchaikovsky this morning having had  7th row tickets to the debut appearance of the San Franciso Symphony at the Cohan Center in San Luis Obispo last night.  The program included Copland’s music from the film Our Town, Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.  Three totally different works that together showed off each of the sections of such a great orchestra. 

mttGetting to finally see Michael Tilson Thomas conduct in person was such a treat.  He really is a rock star.  I am in awe.   I especially enjoyed my sight lines.  Being so close to be able to see his expressions as he conducted and to really be able to watch the concertmaster’s fingering, especially on the Tchaikovsky,  was spectacular.

The opening  credits of Our Town (1940)

The Second Movement of Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra

Finale from Tchaikovsky’s 5th


1 Response to “San Francisco Symphony Visits the Central Coast”

  1. 1 Patty Thayer January 27, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Just caught your blog out of the blue this morning on a search for Tchaikovsky. I didn’t know you were here before but will check you out from now on. And Yes, I totally agree. The SF Symphony and MTT were amazing on Friday! What a concert!!

    If you enjoyed the SF Symphony and Tchaikovsky on Friday, you might want to consider catching cellist Zuill Bailey performing with our own San Luis Obispo Symphony on February 7th! The concert will feature Bailey in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra. It’s his first appearance since releasing his new CD of “Russian Masterpieces.” You can actually catch it on YouTube:

    I’ve bookmarked you now – looking forward to more blogs in the future!

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