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An die Freude; Ode to Joy

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music Caroline Hume Concert Hall 50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Beethoven's 9th Symphony Transcribed by Liszt

Festival favorite Daria Rabotkina opens this all-Beethoven program with Beethoven’s Sonata in C Minor Op. 111- the composer's final piano sonata, a sublime musical journey from darkness to light, and one of the great essays in the form.

Bobby Mitchell performs Beethoven's iconic and beloved Symphony no. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 in the stunning arrangement for solo piano by Liszt. Through his masterful transcriptions, Liszt brought countless orchestral and operatic masterpieces into the homes of amateur musicians and music lovers of the 19th century, making available musical experiences that would have been rare, if possible at all, for much of society. The original genius and inspiration of Beethoven is presented in a new light by the phenomenal power and responsibility of a solo pianist. The famous choral finale will be sung with soloists and a vocal ensemble. Don't miss this thrilling performance that anticipates Beethoven's 250th anniversary in 2020. Festival favorite Daria Rabotkina will open this special program with masterworks to be announced.