Airs Monday, July 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in a work that helped bribe Béla Bartók off his death bed. Also featured is ballet music by John Cage that mystified and outraged both music and dance communities. The symphony's principle tuba player Jeffrey Anderson performs in a North American premiere of a concerto based on an ancient legend.
John Cage: The Seasons
Robin Holloway: Europa and the Bull, Opus 121
Béla Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings