Tchaikovsky

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, July 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra organist Cameron Carpenter joins maestro Michael Tilson Thomas for Ice Field, a new work by H. Brant, commisioned by the San Francisco Symphony for Organ and Orchestra. Then maestro Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major and the concert conludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64.

Elena Samokich-Soudkovskaïa (1863–1924) / The author died in 1924, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less.

Airs Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we present The Scottish Opera in a production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin starring Samuel Dale Johnson in the title role and Natalya Romaniw as Tatyana, with Peter Auty as Lensky, Sioned Gwen Davies as Olga, and Alison Kettlewell as Madame Larina. The Scottish Opera Orchestra and chorus are under the direction of Stuart Stratford.

Airs Monday, May 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we visit with the three finalists of the Cooper International Violin Competition. We'll hear the the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. performed by Christina Jihee Nam from Ohio. Then we'll hear the Prokofiev Violin Concert No. 2 in G minor performed by Qing Yu Chen from New York. finally we'll hear from Johan Dalene from Sweden who will also performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35.

Airs Wednesday, November 22, at 1 p.m. Music holds a special meaning. Sometimes it marks a momentous time in one’s life, or recalls a deep-seated emotion that stirs us to our core. And sometimes it changes our lives in a profound way. In the 2017 edition of Giving Thanks to Music, five especially distinguished creative figures have been invited to choose a favorite composition that illustrates the profound value that classical music has had for them in their lives.

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.

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