Michael Tilson Thomas

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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.

Airs Monday, December 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the Cleveland Orchestra present another concert from their 100th season with guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Daniil Trifonov presenting Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique.”

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Airs Monday, September 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is jouined by violinist Gil Shaham for an all Stravinsky program featuring his Violin Concerto in D major along with Agon for orchestra and the 1947 revision of his Rite of Spring. As an encore we'll also hear Stravinsky's Apollo.

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Airs Monday, September 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is jouined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff for the Violin Concerto by George Ligeti in a concert that opens with Prometheus by Franz Liszt and concludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Opus 13, “Winter Daydreams”.

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Airs Monday, September 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is jouined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for the Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 73 “Emperor” by Beethoven. The concert opens with Richard Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Opus 28, and also features the world premiere of Pandora by Mark Volkert. As an encore we'll hear the Linz Symphony by Mozart.

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Airs Monday, August 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Opus 19 with violinist Julia Fischer, along with the Symphonie fantastique, Opus 14 by Berlioz and an encore performance of Mozart Symphony No. 38.

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.

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