San Francisco Symphony
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Bertrand Chamayou, piano
|MUSSORGSKY||Night on Bald Mountain|
|LISZT||Totentanz, S. 126|
|BERLIOZ||Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14|
|LISZT||Sonetto 123 del Petrarca, from Années de pèlerinage II, S.161|
Surrender to the musical macabre, and bask in the sumptuous strings, ominous winds, and foreboding brass of the San Francisco Symphony in a special Halloween season concert conducted by Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen. The imagery is haunting and the sounds are unforgettable in these three spooky masterpieces—pagan witches dance maniacally in Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain; piano soloist Bertrand Chamayou grapples with the foreboding Dies Irae in Liszt’s blistering Totentanz (Dance of Death); and the protagonist in Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique witnesses his own funeral during a demonic and surreal nightmare. Join us in welcoming Salonen back to Berkeley in his first Cal Performances appearance leading the San Francisco Symphony, a musical chemistry the San Francisco Chronicle has already praised as “magnificently vibrant.”
This performance is made possible, in part, by Nadine Tang.
Run time for this concert is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission, but not including any possible encores.
Parking will be a problem on campus for this performance due to a Greek Theatre concert.
Most, if not all, University parking lots will be reserved and city-owned lots may have a limited number of spots available. Traffic will be heavy. We advise you to arrive early and to seriously consider alternative transportation.
Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.
Single tickets for 2023–24 Season events go on sale at noon as follows:
July 25: 2023–24 Season Subscribers and Donors of $100+
Aug 1: Email Club and UCB Community
Aug 8: General Public