Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
The "San Francisco Chronicle" called rising star conductor Krzysztof Urbanski "gorgeously expressive" when he debuted with the San Francisco Symphony last season. Now Urbanski returns for a dramatic program featuring Augustin Hadelich on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. The concert will open with Penderecki's "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" and will close with Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony. Composed after the death of Stalin, when Shostakovich could write without fear of reprisal, the piece is widely considered his greatest work -- and one of the 20th century's most powerful symphonies. It's a harrowing and exhilarating work full of tragedy, terror and ultimately triumph. Don't miss this stirring performance at Davies Symphony Hall.