The San Francisco Symphony
Davies Hall, San Francisco
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
Samuel Carl Adams – Drift and Providence (2012)
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58 (1806)
Michael Tilson Thomas may sometimes over-program his orchestra and over-instruct his audiences, as locals will attest, but a cooperative sunset, a dazzling young Chinese soloist in a red dress, and a frothy line-up of arch and knowing pieces helped transform last Thursday evening's SF Symphony concert into something of a summer gala.