Two rare opportunities to hear the distinguished San Francisco Opera Orchestra shine in symphonic repertoire—including a thrilling all-Beethoven program—under the direction of its extraordinary music director. Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, also principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony, made his international debut in 2002 and his career trajectory since then can only be described as meteoric, with engagements in the world's major opera houses and concert halls.
Program (Oct 28): Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7
Program (June 3): Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major (Classical) • Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major (Amit Peled, cello) • Cherubini: Symphony in D major
Key Notes: Music for Symphony Orchestra
Fri, Oct 28, 5-6 pm
Zellerbach Hall Lobby Mezzanine
Maestro Nicola Luisotti of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra talks with UC Berkeley musicologist Anicia Chung Timberlake in a Key Notes talk focusing on the program, the Maestro's artistic vision, and upcoming activities of the orchestra. Key Notes is a series of talks curated with the UC Berkeley Department of Music, this year focusing on the orchestral programs of Cal Performances' 2011-12 season. While the talk is free and open to the public, tickets are required for the associated concert.
8 pm Concert Program: Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7
Donor Intermission Reception
Sun, Jun 3, 3 pm
(Donors of $1,200+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine during intermission. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.
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Multimedia & Interviews
Maestro Nicola Luisotti of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra talks with UC Berkeley musicologist Anicia Chung Timberlake in a Key Notes talk focusing on the program, the Maestro's artistic vision, and upcoming activities of the orchestra. Listen to this Key Notes recorded in front of a live audience on Friday, October 28, 2011.
Pictured (l to r): Anicia Chung Timberlake and Maestro Nicola Luisotti
Contra Costa Times: Classical Music: Luisotti steps out of the pit and onto the concert stage