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

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, August 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. Michael Tilson Thomas leads the Symphony, the women of the symphony chorus, the Pacific Boys Choir, and Sasha Cooke in Gustav Mahler's broadest and most luxurious canvas; his Symphony No. 3 in D minor.
 

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, August 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. Pianist Daniil Trifonov joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra for the fiendishly difficult Rachmaninoff 3. Also performed are two of Jean Sibelius's final works that redefined what a symphony could be.

Program:
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 6, Op. 104
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Aaron Copland: Quiet City

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, August 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. Pianist Behzod Abduraimov joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra for a musical chess match by Sergei Prokofiev. Also featured is a world premiere by the symphony's former composer in residence, Charles Wuorinen, and Aaron Copland's voice of the people.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, July 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. This week Emanual Ax performs two piano concertos by Mozart and Schoenberg. Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in these works and works by Strauus and Beethoven.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, July 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. Soprano Isabel Leonard Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra for some of the happiest music that Mozart and Mahler ever wrote. They also perform dance music that Mozart dashed off in less than an hour.

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