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San Francisco — By kleland on June 3, 2010 at 9:11 am
Filed under: featuredarticle, live music, summer concert series

This Summer Music Takes Center Stage

“Cool nights. Hot classics.” That’s how the San Francisco Symphony describes their Summer & the Symphony concert lineup June 1-July 25, 2010 at Davies Symphony Hall.(map)

The orchestra’s series of classical concerts focuses on individual composers and  themes, including concerts devoted to the music of Beethoven; Tchaikovsky; a “New World” program with music by Dvořák, Grofé and Duke Ellington; and an all-Russian program with music from Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff.

The orchestra will also perform a number of special concerts, including two concerts of Japanese composer Nobuo Uematsu’s music from the top-selling video game series Final Fantasy.

Vocalist Idina Menzel, star of Wicked and Rent, will perform Broadway hits and favorites with the orchestra on July 9.

On July 17 a performance of Bernard Herrmann’s score from the movie Psycho will be accompanied by a screening of the classic Hitchcock film.

In other musical news the Stern Grove Festival has announced its 73rd season of 10 admission-free concerts, Sundays at 2 p.m., June 20-Aug. 22, 2010.

Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard,(map) is the setting every summer for a stellar line-up of performances in the natural setting of the park.

An eclectic line-up of performers includes Afropop diva Angélique Kidjo, alt-rockers They Might Be Giants, singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Joes, funk legend Maceo Parker, Hawaiian favorite Hapa, Italian superstar Jovanotti, local indie rockers Rogue Wave; annual favorites the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera with the San Francisco Opera Chorus and San Francisco Ballet and much more.

Photo courtesy of Flickr Steven Damron

Related places:
  1. A
    Davies Symphony Hall
    201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States of America
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  2. B
    Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove
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