ANDRÁS SCHIFF BEGINS PROJECT SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENCY AND TWO-YEAR EXPLORATION OF BACH’S MUSIC WITH RECITALS AND ORCHESTRAL PRESENTATIONS IN OCTOBER AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

  • Schiff on Bach & His Legacy in a lecture and performance on October 9
  • October 7 and 21 Recitals featuring Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier Books 1 & 2 – Co-presented with San Francisco Performances
  • Schiff conducts the San Francisco Symphony in works by Bach and Mendelssohn on October 11-13

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Pianist András Schiff , as 2012-13 Project San Francisco Artist, begins his two year residency in the month of October with a variety of events and performances exploring the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The residency will include the complete The Well-Tempered Clavier, the French Suites, and the English Suites, and works for keyboard and orchestra. Schiff is considered one of the foremost proponents of Bach’s keyboard music.

András Schiff performs two recital programs featuring The Well-Tempered Clavier co-presented by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances at  2 pm on October 7 (Book I) and 2 pm on October 21 (Book II) at Davies Symphony Hall. He will host an evening of lecture and performance titled Bach & His Legacy on October 9 at 7 pm at Davies Symphony Hall.  Schiff then leads the San Francisco Symphony in concerts both from the keyboard and the podium October 11-13 in a program featuring Bach’s Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture and Symphony No. 4, Italian.

Hungarian pianist András Schiffmade his San Francisco recital debut with San Francisco Performances in 1985, performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations. One of the foremost proponents and performers of music by Bach, his performances here mark the beginning of a year-long exploration of the works by Bach.  In addition to his recitals, orchestra performances, and lecture here in October, he will perform the French and English suites on two recital programs in April 2013 and will also give two recitals here in October 2013. These performances are part of Schiff’s two-year commitment to the music of JS Bach which also includes residencies in New York and Los Angeles. He has a new recording of The Well Tempered Clavier, Books I and IIon ECM Records.

 

ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS BACH, Sunday, October 7 at 2 pm

Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-BWV 869

Co-presented by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances.  Tickets: $15-$93.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org or sfperformances.org; by phone at 415-864-6000 or 415-392-2545 and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

 

ANDRÁS SCHIFF LECTURE: BACH & HIS LEGACY, Tuesday, October 9 at 7 pm

To launch his Project San Francisco residency, András Schiff presents an evening of insight into the music of
J. S. Bach.

Co-presented by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances.  Tickets: $20.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: András Schiff,  Thursday, October 11 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Thursday, October 11 at 8 pm
Friday, October 12 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm

Mendelssohn Fingal’s Cave Overture, Opus 26

Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053
Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90, Italian

Tickets: Open Rehearsal: $22 general, $40 reserved. Concerts: $15-$150.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org or sfperformances.org; by phone at 415-864-6000 or 415-392-2545 and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

 

ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS BACH, Sunday, October 21 at 2 pm

Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 870-BWV 893

Co-presented by the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Performances. Tickets: $15-$93.  Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.

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