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

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, August 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas performs Mahler monumental Symphony No. 9 in D major. The program will conclude with an encore performance of La Mer by Debussy.

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour join the orchestra for a performance of Mozart's Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin and Viola, K.364. Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas will open the concert with Radial Play by Samuel Carl Adams and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra will conclude the concert.

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, August 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas presents a concert of short delights that opens with Mahler's Blumine, and also features Music from the film Our Town by Copland, La Plus que lente by Debussy, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius, Valse triste by Sibelius, the “Vocalise” by Rachmaninoff, “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia, music by Delibes. As the center piece, pianist Emanuel Ax performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3.

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra organist Cameron Carpenter joins maestro Michael Tilson Thomas for Ice Field, a new work by H. Brant, commisioned by the San Francisco Symphony for Organ and Orchestra. Then maestro Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major and the concert conludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64.

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra continues its season under Michael Tilson Thomas with a concert featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor and Schumann's Symphony No. 3.

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