The San Francisco Symphony

Monday at 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Rick Malone

Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra's artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects, carry its impact throughout American musical life. -- "At a time when America's major orchestras are struggling to define their missions and maintain audiences, the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas is an exception. " -The New York Times

Stefan Cohen / San Francisco Symphony

Airs Monday, June 25, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week Red River Radio begins a new season of broadcast concerts by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. In our opening concert pianist Yuja Wang will be featured in the Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Opus 35. Then Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in two works by Stravinsky, his Le Chant du Rossignol and the 1919 version of his Firebird Suite.

Airs Monday, October 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony concludes its season of broadcast concerts this week with Michael Tilson Thomas joined by soprano Karina Gauvin and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor along with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for the epic Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony. This concert will also feature Haydn's Symphony No. 60.

Airs Monday, October 16, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week with Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra in the Symphony No. 1 in D major by C.P.E. Bach, the Symphony No. 1 in C minor by Brahms, and Apollo by Stravinsky. In the middle, pianist Yefim Bronfman will be featured in a new work by Jörg Widmann, his Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra.

Airs Monday, September 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week when baritone Thomas Hampson joins conductor Michael Tilson Thomas for three works by Stravinsky, including his Divertimento, the Circus Polka, and the complete score to the ballet Petrushka, and the concert opens with his Scènes de ballet. Also on this concert, music by John Adams and his work "The Wound Dresser."

Airs Monday, September 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week when mezzo-soprano Susan Graham joins maestro Michael Tilson Thomas for two works by Berlioz; his La Mort de Cléopâtre and "L'Île inconnue," from Les Nuits d'été, Opus 7, no.6. The concert opens Brahms and his Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and we'll hear the Symphony No. 4 in D minor by Schumann and the concert concludes with the Serenade in A major No. 2 by Brahms.

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