Michael Tilson Thomas

Airs Monday, July 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by soprano Susanna Phillips for Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24. The concert will open with Dispatches by Ted Herne and we'll also feature the Pathétique symphony by Tchaikovsky and the Symphony No. 7 by Sibelius.

Airs Monday, July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. Join the San Francisco Symphony for a brand new season as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by pianist Daniil Trifonov for the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor by Chopin on a concert that opens with Ravel's Menuet antique, and also features Rossini's Overture to La scala di seta and Roman Festivals by Respighi. The concert concludes with Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss.

Airs Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in an all Mahler.

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Airs Friday, May 5, 2017, at 1 p.m. An assuring hour of music and information about the promising resurgence of spring, including rare facts about the featured music and the reasons for springtime warming and rain.

Airs Monday, February 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra music director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the orchestra in the Concerto for Orchestra for Bela Bartók along with Radial Play, Music by Samuel C. Adams. Then violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour will also join the orchestra for a performance of the Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin and Viola by Mozart and the concert will close with Debussy's Nocturnes. 

Airs Monday, January 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen takes the podium to lead the orchestra in two great 20th century masterpieces, opening with Maurice Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye Suite and closing with the Complete score to the Firebird by Igor Stravinsky. In between we'll hear Esa-Pekka Salonen own work entitled Nyx and to fill our our program from the archives well hear Michael Tilson Thomas lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 34 in C major by Mozart. 

Airs Monday, January 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado will take the podium, joined by pianist Igor Levit for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K.271. Haydn's Symphony No. 44 in E minor will open the concert and we'll also hear Debussy's Prelude à L'Après-midi d'un faune and the Symphony in Three Movements by Stravinsky. Then from the archives Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 7 by Sibelius from 2007.

Airs Monday, January 9, 2017 , at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Pablo Heras-Casado will take the podium, joined by violinist Joshua Bell for a performance of the Violin Concerto in D major by Tchaikovsky in a concert that opens with two Chamber Symphonies, the Chamber Symphony by John Adams and the Chamber Symphony No. 1 by Schoenberg. The program also features music director Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra in the Suite from A Quiet Place by Leonard Bernstein.

Airs Monday, January 9, 2017 , at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will join maestro Michael Tilson Thomas on stage for the Violin Concerto in D major by Brahms on a program that also features Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, and the concert opens with new music by J. L. Adams and a piece titled The Light that Fills the World.

Airs Monday, December12, at 1 p.m. This week on the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra music director Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in two monumental works. The concert opens with Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor and will close with Schumann's Symphony No. 3.

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