Michael Tilson Thomas

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Airs Monday, July 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. Cellist Gautier Capucon joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the symphony for an all-Russian concert, featuring a concerto by Shostakovich from a serene time of his life but full of grim memories from the past. Also featured is Tchaikovsky's enigmatic final statement and a tribute to the Jewish music that influenced so many Russian composers.

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

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, June 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. Superstar pianist Yuja Wang joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra for the work that launched Frederic Chopin's career. This episode also features music by Michael Tilson Thomas himself and Anton Bruckner's tribute to his idol, Richard Wagner. Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21 with pianist Yuja Wang. Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 in E major. Alberto Ginastera Malombo from Estancia Suite. Michael Tilson Thomas's Agnegram.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

Airs Monday, May 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. This season of the San Francisco Symphony radio broadcasts opens with Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra in three symphonies; Haydn's Symphony No. 69 in C major; the Symphony No. 3 in C major, Opus 52 by Sibelius; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67. The concert concludes with an archival performance of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements.

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