Michael Tilson Thomas

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.

Airs Monday, December 7, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony violinist Gil Shaham joins music director Michael Tilson Thomas for an all Stranvinsky concert, including one ballet with its roots in the 17th century and another that jump stated the 20th as well as a concertos that starts with an impossible chord. We'll hear music from Stravinsky's Agon, the Rite of Spring, and Apollo along with the Violin Concerto in D. 

Airs Monday, November 30, at 1 p.m. Soprano Nadine Sierra will be the guest soloist this week on the San Francisco Symphony for three works from Mozart's unfinished operata Zaïde. We'll hear 'Ruhe sanft mein ganzes Leben;' 'Trostlos schluchzet Philomel,' and 'Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen.' Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will round out the concert with one of the few works that brought Anton Bruckner success during his lifetime. We'll hear Bruckners Symphony No. 7 and we'll close with Schumann Symphony No. 3.

Airs Monday, November 23, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Aaron Copland's celebration of a Havana damce hall in his Danzón cubano. Then tenor Toby Spence along with French hornist Robert Ward will be the soloists in a cycle of songs about the night with Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Opus 31. Also on the program Dmitri Shostakovich's dramatic and politically charged Symphony No. 15 in A major and from the archives will hear the Divertimento in D major by Mozart.

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