Michael Tilson Thomas

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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
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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 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.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Bill Swerbenski / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, August 7, 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 "From the Diary of Anne Frank*" by Michael Tilson Thomas with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard followed by Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica.”

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Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, July 31, 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 Mahler's Symphony No. 9 in D major.

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Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Friday, July 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 first concert the orchestra presents two works by Igor Stravinsky with Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra along with narrator by Leslie Caron, tenor Nicholas Phan, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, an the Pacific Boychoir in Stravinsky's Perséphone and The Firebird.

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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.
 

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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

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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.

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