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James Ehnes' encore w/SF Symphony was so thrilling, the audience called for another / San Francisco Chronicle

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When musical soloists play particularly well - and often, frankly, when they don't - the audience will generally call them back for an encore. It's much less common for an encore to be so thrilling and so magnetic that it generates an encore of its own. But that's what happened during violinist James Ehnes' guest appearance with the San Francisco Symphony on Thursday, May 2. After his performance of Bruch's G-Minor Violin Concerto, patrons in Davies Symphony Hall said "Tell us more" - which led in turn to a second return trip.

Ehnes returns with the San Francisco Symphony, tonight - Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 at Davies Symphony Hall.

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