Pines of Rome

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Esa-Pekka Salonen takes the podium for Ottorino Respighi’s beautiful <em>The Pines of Rome</em> where the rambunctiousness of a modern city communes with echoes of Roman glory. Past and present also come together in Luciano Berio’s imaginative arrangement of a work by Classical composer Luigi Boccherini, while Jessie Montgomery’s <em>Strum</em> dances and moves across the orchestra. Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard alternates performances of Béla Bartók’s First and Third piano concertos, taking audiences on adventures through modernist tonalities, breathless rhythms, and lyrical introspection


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