Brahms' Serenade No. 1
Joslyn Art Museum - Sunday, November 17
San Francisco Symphony program annotator Michael Steinberg said, “If Brahms had called his enchanting Serenade in D Major a symphony – and he almost did – we could be hearing it all the time.” Brahms thunders, soars, and dances in this symphonic work. You don’t know Ligeti until you’ve heard our concert opener, a playful, explosive ode to his Romanian roots, and contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli adds a thrilling, fresh work to the double bass repertoire inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost and a 400-year-old instrument.