The Sofia Gubaidulina residency with the SF Symphony continues tonight and tomorrow with the US premiere of her Violin Concerto No. 2, , with the magnificent Anne-Sophie Mutter as the soloist, for whom the piece was written.

Anne-Sophie also plays the Mendelssohn violin concerto over the week-end, to celebrate Felix's 200 birthday. We caught up with Anne-Sophie --again!-- on Tuesday, and expressed surprise she hadn't played the Mendelssohn here ever, it's such a staple in the repertoire.

In tempus präsens