Sergei Prokofiev

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
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Airs Monday, August 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. Pianist Behzod Abduraimov joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the orchestra for a musical chess match by Sergei Prokofiev. Also featured is a world premiere by the symphony's former composer in residence, Charles Wuorinen, and Aaron Copland's voice of the people.

San Francisco Symphony Onstage
Stefan Cohen / SFS

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 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

Airs Monday, November 16, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony violinist Gil Shaham joins the orchestra for the intimates yet international concert for violin No. 2 by Prokofiev as well as music inspired by the Indonesian Gamelan in Britten's Excerpts from The Prince of the Pagodas. The program opens iwth the sound of Gamelan in a traditional work titled Lelambatan Tabuh Pat Jagul and we conclude the concert with Three Places in New England by Charles Ives. 

Airs Monday, November 2, at 1 p.m. This week from the San Francisco Orchestra pianist Yuja Wang joins music director Michael Tilson Thomas for a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major by the precocious teenager Sergei Prokofiev. Debussy's evocative image for orchestra as well as several small romantic delicacies all composed to showcase the pallet of the orchestra including Fauré's Pavane, Schubert's Entr’acte No. 3, Dvořák's Legends for Orchestra, Grieg’s The Last Spring, and the Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4 in D minor by Litolff.