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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 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.

Airs Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us as Carnegie Hall Live launches a brand new season of concerts beginning with and Opening Night Gala concert featuring the San Francisco Symphony and superstar soloists Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald, led by Michael Tilson Thomas. They will be featured in Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess along with broadway selections from She Loves Me, South Pacific, and other favorites. Also on the concert we'll hear the Aria from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos, Gershwin's Cuban Overture, the Mephisto Waltz No.

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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.

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Airs Monday, August 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas performs Three works by Beethoven; his Romance in G major for Violin and Orchestra and the Romance in F major for Violin and Orchestra along with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 93. Music by Mason Bates, his B-Sides and Mahler's Adagio from the Symphony No. 10 will fill out our concert.

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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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Airs Monday, July 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour join the orchestra for a performance of Mozart's Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin and Viola, K.364. Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas will open the concert with Radial Play by Samuel Carl Adams and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra will conclude the concert.

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