STANFORD UNIVERSITY -- With Conductor Xian Zhang conducting the San Francisco Symphony orchestra and young pianist George Li playing the piano, the concert on Satuday August 7 at 7:30 at the Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. promises to be a unique concert.
The partnership between Stanford live and the San Francisco Symphony that began in 2019 with the opening of the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater continues this Summer with Saturday evenings performances led by a variety of guests conductors. On Saturday August 7, conductor Xian Zhang, who made her professional debut conducting Le Nozzle di Figaro at the Central Opera House in Beijing, China at the age of twenty and is currently serving as the music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the San Francisco Symphony at the Stanford University concert featuring William Grant Still's Mother and Child and a piano concert of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which includes his Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491, and Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major K543, interpreted by young pianist George Li, Prior to this concert Zhang will also conduct the San Francisco Symphony on Friday, August 6 at San francisco Davis hall.
Pianist George Li is a American born Concert pianist who was the recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2016 and Silver Medalist of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.
To buy tickets for Saturday's August 7:30 Frost Amphitheater concert, go to: https://www.stanfordlivetickets.org/10305/10306 PLEASE CHECK THE MASK AND VACCINE POLICY AT FROST AMPHITHEATER BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKETS FOR THE AUGUST 7 at 7PM CONCERT.
There are going to be two more SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY concerts that will be conducted by Edwin Outwater and will be held at Davis Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
To buy tickets for the Music of John Williams Concert go to: https://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2020-21/john-williams-(1)
THE PROGRAM which includes only music of JOHN WILLIAMS will include:
JOHN TOWNER WILLIAMS (Feb. 1932)
After his career took off in the l970's he has scored more than l00 music for films, as those familiar with films' names will recognized easily when reading the program.
OTHER AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
As a composer, John Williams had 52 Academy Award nominations and had won 5 awards. He has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and four Golden Glove Awards. He was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame in 2000 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004. He also received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016 becoming the first person awarded the award outside of the acting or directing fields.