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
Bill Swerbenski / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, October 16, 2020, at 12 noon. 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.

San Francisco Symphony On Stage
Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, October 9, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. This week the the orchestra is present's Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor.

San Francisco Symphony On Stage
Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. This week the the orchestra is joined by violinist James Ehnes for a performance of the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Max Bruch. Marek Janowski will conduct the orchestra and the concert opens with Mendelssohn's Ruy Blas Overture and the concert concludes with Wagner's Paris version of the Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser as well as his Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Bill Swerbenski / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, September 25, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. In this concert the orchestra presents pianist Hélène Grimaud in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. James Gaffigan leads the orchestra in this work as well as Wagner's Good Friday Spell from Parsifal, Mozart's “Paris” symphony, and Barber's Symphony No. 1, Op. 9.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Bill Swerbenski / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, September 18, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. In this concert the orchestra presents Christian Tetzlaff as soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216.

San Francisco Symphony On Stage
San Francisco Symphony / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, September11, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. In this concert the orchestra presents Stephen Mackey's Portals, Scenes, and Celebrations along with the Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.

San Francisco Symphony On Stage
San Francisco Symphony / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, August 28, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. In this concert the orchestra presents Metacosmos by Thorvaldsdottir, Also sprach Zarathustra, Sibelius' Four Legends from the Kalevala, Op. 22

San Francisco Symphony On Stage
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Airs Friday, September 4, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. In this concert the orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Bill Swerbenski / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, August 21, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. In this concert the orchestra presents Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 featuring Carey Bell as soloist and this will be followed by Bruckner's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major. Jaap van Zweden conducts 

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Bill Swerbenski / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, August 14, 2020, at 12 noon. 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. In this concert the orchestra presents Alban Berg's Seven Early Songs featuring soprano Susanna Phillips followed by Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.

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