John Adams

Airs Monday, September 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra 2019 season continues on Red River Radio with Guest Conductor John Adams opening and closing the concert with two of his own works. We'll hear his Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the Cleveland Orchestra premiere of Scheherazade.2 featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz. In between Aaron Copland's Quiet City and Appalachian Spring.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, June 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. In this week's episode, violinist Leila Josefowicz joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony for a new concerto based on an ancient story but with a contemporary sensibility. Also featured will be music from an epic Shakespearean ballet that won Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony their first Grammy award together.

Musical Content:
John Adams: Scheherazade 2
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Opus 64
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, June 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. In this week's episode, violinist Leila Josefowicz joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony for a new concerto based on an ancient story but with a contemporary sensibility. Also featured will be music from an epic Shakespearean ballet that won Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony their first Grammy award together.

Musical Content:
John Adams: Scheherazade 2
Sergei Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Opus 64
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Press Image - Holly Mulcahy / Holly Mulcahy

Airs Friday, june 29, 2018, at 12 noon. This week on the Regional Symphony Broadcast we present the opening concert from the 42nd season of the Shreveport Summer Music Festival. The concert features Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Elegie from Serenade for String Orchestra, Shaker loops by John Adams, the Violin Concerto #2 by Philip Glass with violinist Holly Mulcahy, and Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite with original instrumentation. Leonard Kacenjar and Kermit Poling conduct.

Airs Monday, September 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week when baritone Thomas Hampson joins conductor Michael Tilson Thomas for three works by Stravinsky, including his Divertimento, the Circus Polka, and the complete score to the ballet Petrushka, and the concert opens with his Scènes de ballet. Also on this concert, music by John Adams and his work "The Wound Dresser."

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