Michael Tilson Thomas

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
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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
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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
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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
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Airs Monday, July 15, 2019, at 1 p.m.Michael Tilson Thomas leads the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, and soloists in three different musical versions of the American experience, from Charles Ives, George Gershwin, and Antonin Dvorak.

Charles Ives: Psalm 90
Antonin Dvorak: The American Flag, Op. 102

San Francisco Symphony On Stage
Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

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.

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