Take note of these exciting music events in April, from the initimitable conductor Simone Young at the San Francisco Symphony to an exploration of the intersection of classical, pop, and jazz at the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, to a virtuouso guitar and ukelele performance from Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho. These are just a few options for April ... see our comprehensive calendar here.
Simone Young Conducts Scheherazade at San Francisco Symphony: April 18-20
The sterling Australian conductor Simone Young, first woman to conduct the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic, leads the orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov’s whirling “Scheherazade” and brings on pianist Louis Lortie for Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infant défunte” and jazz-fueled Piano Concerto in G. See details.
“Crossover” at San Francisco Chamber Orchestra on April 26
Explore the fascinating intersections of classical, pop and jazz with the Catalyst String Quartet ("invariably energetic and finely burnished" according to The New York Times) and SFCO's own rock-star violist, Darcy Rindt. Hear how Mozart invented jazz, along with romantic works by the British master Sir Edward Elgar, a brand-new work by Ms. Rindt, and covers of tunes by Dave Brubeck, Brittany Spears and Muse. See details.
Pepe Romero and Daniel Ho at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on April 27
In this very special event, always inspiring virtuoso Pepe Romero will join 6-time GRAMMY winner Daniel Ho in a program featuring guitar and ukulele. You will be amazed at how these two great artists fuse their styles to create "Aloha Espana"! See more.