SCRIABIN’S PROMETHEUS & BARTÓK’S BLUEBEARD

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Artists

Michelle DeYoung

Mezzo-soprano

Gerald Finley

Baritone

Breezy Leigh

Narrator

Luke Kritzeck

Lighting Design

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Jenny Wong

Director, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

program

Prometheus, The Poem of Fire
Alexander Scriabin
Duke Bluebeard’s Castle
Béla Bartók

performances

Davies Symphony Hall

Fri, Mar 1, 2024 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sat, Mar 2, 2024 at 7:30PM

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Davies Symphony Hall

Sun, Mar 3, 2024 at 2:00PM

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Event Description

Alexander Scriabin’s symphonic poem Prometheus, The Poem of Fire celebrates synesthesia and cosmic unity. Devised by San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Cartier in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent, the San Francisco Symphony and Cartier present a multisensory production of Prometheus. This collaborative world premiere combines dynamic musical and light performance with olfactory curation, subsuming audiences in Scriabin’s creative vision more than a century after the piece of total art was composed.

Learn more about the Symphony’s collaboration with Cartier.
 
Prometheus is paired with Béla Bartók’s bloodthirsty fairy tale Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, in which the composer reimagines Bluebeard as a tragic, yet appealing loner. Bartók's music is pure Hungarian: all tangy modal harmonies and skipping, stomping, folk-flavored rhythms.

Lead support for the performances of Béla Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle is provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Guest Artists.

Artwork by Sho Shibuya.
Photography/Video by Mynxii White.

Enrich Your Experience

  • Sunday, March 3 from 1:00pm–1:30pm: Join Cartier's in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent in a preconcert talk with Phillippa Cole presented from the stage. Free to all ticketholders.

This performance contains colored lighting and scent effects.

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