Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Feb 22 2017 8:00 PM

Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco

MTT conducts John Adams' Scheherazade.2

Feb 22 through Feb 25

Violinist Leila Josefowicz brings her “wonderfully committed and ferociously intense” (The Guardian) playing to John Adams’ celebration of female strength, Scheherazade.2. Written for Josefowicz, her performance of the work recently garnered her a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Then, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform the work for which they won their first Grammy together, Prokofiev’s exquisite Romeo and Juliet.

On Feb 22–24, arrive one hour early for a panel discussion with John Adams on feminism, gender, and sexuality in his works. Panelists include scholar Laura Stanfield Prichard, pianist/writer/producer Sarah Cahill, and Stanford University professor Adrian Daub. Feb 25, Prichard gives a pre-concert talk on Adams’ work one hour before the concert.