San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, August 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week with three works by Aaron Copland, opening with the Orchestral Variations and then we'll hear Inscape. Next, pianist Inon Barnatan joins the orchestra for Copland's Piano concerto and the Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas will conclude the concert with the Symphony No. 2 in C major by Schumann and a new work by Mason Bates simple called "The B Side."

Airs Monday, August 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts when violinist Alexander Barantschik joins conductor Herbert Blomstedt for the Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K.205 by Mozart. The concert will also feature Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, Haffner; and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551, Jupiter. To fill out the program from the archives Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in Bernstein's Suite from a Quiet Place.

Airs Monday, July 31, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as violinist Leonidas Kavakos is featured in the Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius in a concert that opens with the The Swan of Tuonela by Sibelius closes with Claude Debussy's Nocturnes. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducts and will also lead the orchestra in Schumann's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 97, his "Rhenish" symphony.

Airs Monday, July 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as pianist and conductor András Schiff leads the orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, followed by the Lord Nelson Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn featuring soprano Anna Lucia Richter, contralto Britta Schwarz, tenor Werner Güra, and Robert Holl, bass. The vocalist will then be featured in Songs by Franz Schubert, works which show the power of the creative spirit even in the most difficult times.

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.

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 2, 2017 , at 1 p.m. This week on the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra pianist Peter Serkin takes the stage for a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major. Herbert Blomstedt will conduct this concert which also features the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 43 by Silebius and the concert concludes with an archival performance of Serenade for Strings, Opus 48 by Tchaikovsky featuring Michael Tilson Thomas as conductor.

Airs Monday, December 5, at 1 p.m. Join us for a new season of broadcast concerts from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra as music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Rossini's Overture to La gazza ladra and new music by Bates entitled "Alternative Energy." Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will also be featured in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major and the concert concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

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