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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.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
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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 On Stage
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Airs Monday, July 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra continues its season under Michael Tilson Thomas with a concert featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor and Schumann's Symphony No. 3.

Airs Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra the Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7 by Richard Strauss, Schumann's Spring Symphony, the Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, and Ein Heldenleben by Strauss. Soprano Laura Claycomb will also be featured in the Brentano Lieder, Opus 68 by Richard Strauss.

Airs Monday, February 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutroit will lead the orchestra in Music by Stravinsky to open with a performance of the Jeu de cartes. Then cellist Gautier Capuçon will join maestro Dutroit for Elagar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85, and the concert will conclude with Ravles' orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. And from the archives we'll also hear music director Michael Tilson Thomas lead the orchestra in the Leonore Overture by Beethoven. 

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 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, December 19, at 1 p.m. This week on the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra maestro Susanna Mälkki will take the podium and will be joined by pianist Jeremy Denk who will take on the challenges of Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3.  The concert will open a tone poem by Griffes, the White Peacock, and we'll also hear the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73 by Brahms and we'll close with Petrushka by Stravinsky. 

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