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Daniil Trifonov Kicks Off New Season for S.F. Symphony

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Refreshed from the summer break and inspired by an exhilarating European tour, the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas opened their new concert season on September 25 at Davies' Symphony Hall with a wonderful blend of brilliant and virtuosic playing, crowd-pleasing and spectacular repertoire, and lots of ear candy. 

Much of that can be scored up to the soloist alone, Russian concert pianist Daniil Trifonov. His delivery of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Opus 21 was absolutely astonishing, but the intensity and energy of his performance were certainly matched throughout the evening by MTT and his musicians - including a number of hired hands, given the orchestral forces required for Ottorino Respighi's Feste Romane (Roman Festivals).   READ THE FULL San Francisco Classical Voice ARTICLE