The San Francisco Symphony

Monday at 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Rick Malone

Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra's artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects, carry its impact throughout American musical life. -- "At a time when America's major orchestras are struggling to define their missions and maintain audiences, the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas is an exception. " -The New York Times

Airs Monday, August 21, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as pianist Nikolai Lugansky joins maestro Charles Dutoit for a concert featureing Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff, the Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré, Stravinsky's suite from the Firebird, and the Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila by Glinka.

Airs Monday, August 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts when violinist Alexander Barantschik joins conductor Herbert Blomstedt for the Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K.205 by Mozart. The concert will also feature Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, Haffner; and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551, Jupiter. To fill out the program from the archives Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in Bernstein's Suite from a Quiet Place.

Airs Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra the Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7 by Richard Strauss, Schumann's Spring Symphony, the Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, and Ein Heldenleben by Strauss. Soprano Laura Claycomb will also be featured in the Brentano Lieder, Opus 68 by Richard Strauss.

Airs Monday, July 31, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as violinist Leonidas Kavakos is featured in the Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius in a concert that opens with the The Swan of Tuonela by Sibelius closes with Claude Debussy's Nocturnes. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducts and will also lead the orchestra in Schumann's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 97, his "Rhenish" symphony.

Airs Monday, July 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as pianist and conductor András Schiff leads the orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, followed by the Lord Nelson Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn featuring soprano Anna Lucia Richter, contralto Britta Schwarz, tenor Werner Güra, and Robert Holl, bass. The vocalist will then be featured in Songs by Franz Schubert, works which show the power of the creative spirit even in the most difficult times.

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