San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, September 14, at 1 p.m. On this week’s broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony pianist Garrick Ohlsson is the soloist for one of Mozart's best known concertos, the Piano Concerto No. 21 and conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt will lead the orchestra in a symphonic journey to the age of chivalry with Anton Bruckner's Romantic Symphony, his Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will also be heard in an archival recording of Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6.

Airs Monday, September 7, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Herbert Blomstedt will lead the orchestra in the Clarinet Concerto, Opus 57 by Nielsen, featuring clarinetist Carey Bell. Maestro Blomstedt will also lead the orchestra in Schubert's Symphony in C major, The Great. From the archives we'll conclude the program with music director Michael Tilson Thomas leading the SFO in the Love Scene from Roméo et Juliette, Opus 17 by Berlioz.

Airs Monday, August 31, at 1 p.m. On the next broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by violinist Julia Fischer for the Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major by Prokofiev. He'll then lead the orchestra in the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and Selections from Cinderella also by Prokofiev.

Airs Monday, August 24, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos will be guest conductor, joined on stage by cellist Alisa Weilerstein who will be featured soloist in Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major by Franz Joseph Haydn. Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos will also lead the orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No. 6 in D major, Le Matin and Scheherazade, the Opus 35 of Rimsky-Korsakov. Then, from the archives, music director Michael Tilson Thomas presents Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole.

Airs Thursday, August 20, at 1 p.m. This week from Carnegie Hall Live we join the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and guest violinist Gil Shaham for the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Prokofiev. Also on the program the New York premiere of Samuel Adams' Drift and Providence and Ravel's complete Daphnis et Chloé. John Shaefer will guest host.

Airs Monday, August 17, at 1 p.m. This week from the San Francisco Symphony violinist Simone Lamsma will join conductor Jaap van Zweden for the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor. Opening the concert maestro Zweden will lead the orchestra in Mozart's Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio and he'll conclude the concert with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor. Then, from the archives, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Roman Festivals by Respighi.

Airs Monday, August 10, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony pianist Hélène Grimaud joins guest conductor Lionel Bringuier for a work by Brahms with emotion too big to be confined to two pianos. It's the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor by Brahms, along with the aural kinetic Sculpture of Henri Dutilleux called Métaboles, and Maurice Ravel's twisted tribute to the waltz king in his La Valse. Also, from the archives, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in a performance of Debussy's Nocturnes.

Airs Monday, August 3, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, pianist Daniil Trifonov joins maestro Osmo Vänskä for Rachmaninoff's tribute to one of music most chrarismatic entities and a performance of the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Maestro Vänskä will open with a performance of Night Ride and Sunrise by Sibelius and you'll also hear the Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version) by Stravinsky, the Symphony No. 6 by Sibelius, and from the archive we'll hear a performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 60 in C major, Il distratto.

Airs Monday, July 27, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Alexander Barantschik will conduct and will be the soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor. Mozart's Divertimento in F major for Strings will open the concert and we'll hear the Melodia--Libertango by Astor Piazzolla featuring Seth Asarnow on the bandoneón. The concert concludes with an archived performance of the Symphony No. 2 by Brahms.

Airs Monday, July 20, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will be joined on stage by violinist Alexander Barantschik for the beautiful Romances for Violin and Orchestra by Beethoven. Then composer Mason Bates performs electronica on his work The B-Side. Maestro Tison Thomas will finish the concert with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and the Adagio from Symphony No. 10 by Mahler. Rik Malone will host this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony.

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