Grammy-winning violinist Gidon Kremer and Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko join the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall for a concert featuring works by Boreyko's famed countrymen, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Famed for his technical mastery and passionate style of play, Kremer hails from Latvia and became a sensation almost immediately, winning his first major international award at age 16 and going on to a distinguished performing and recording career. He'll take on Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 1. Boreyko leads the SFS in Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé Suite, adapted from the composer's score for a film satire about a bumbling Russian soldier. For the finale, they'll perform Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3, famed for its glorious final movement.
Inside Music, an informative talk by Peter Susskind, begins one hour prior to concerts.