Trumpeter Chris Botti <http://www.chrisbotti.com/us> and his band return to Davies Symphony Hall to perform hits and holiday favorites with the San Francisco Symphony on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm.
Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti <http://www.chrisbotti.com/us> performs material from his new album, Impressions, with his band and the Orchestra, conducted by Richard Kaufman. Impressions expresses Botti’s love for rich, evocative melodies across a wide variety of genres, and includes music by Chopin, Gershwin, Harold Arlen, R. Kelly, Randy Newman, Bob Thiele and David Weiss, Ivan Lins, Astor Piazzolla, and Cesar Portillo de la Luz, standards “What A Wonderful World,’ “Summertime,” and “Over the Rainbow,” as well as a pair of songs co-written by Botti with Herbie Hancock and David Foster. Botti has sold more than three million solo records and recently performed on tour with Barbra Streisand.
Conductor Richard Kaufman has conducted for performers including John Denver, Andy Williams, the Beach Boys, Peter Paul and Mary, and Art Garfunkel. He has recorded with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, The Carpenters, and Ray Charles. In 1984, he became music coordinator for MGM Studios, where for eighteen years he supervised music for film and television. Kaufman is Principal Pops Conductor of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony and in his eighth season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s series Friday Night at the Movies.
Tickets are on sale now for Chris Botti with his band and the San Francisco Symphony at www.sfsymphony.org <http://www.sfsymphony.org>, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall box office on Grove Street between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue.