The San Francisco Symphony 2015

Monday at 11 a.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

Airs Monday, July 13, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, conductor Semyon Bychkov takes the orchestra in a literal and symbolic journey to the summit of the Alps with a performance of Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. Pianist Till Fellner will also be featured in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor,  and the program concludes with the Serenade No. 2 in A major by Brahms. 

Airs Monday, July 6, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in music from classical Vienna to 20th Century America. Jeremy Denk is the pianist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, and you'll also hear Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Eating Greens by Steve Mackey, and the Symphonic Ode by Aaron Copland plus Street Song for Symphonic Brass by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Airs Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. This week from the San Francisco Symphony Edwin Outwater will lead the orchestra in the Concert featuring music inspired by Eastern European folk music with the Românesc by Ligeti, Three Legends for Orchestra by Dvořák, and the Concerto for Orchestra by Lutosławski. In the middle, pianist Simon Trpčeski will step to the stage for a performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Opus 26. The concert also features the Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass by Hindemith.

Airs Monday, June 22, at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier will be joined on stage by pianist Martin Helmchen for a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto In A minor, Opus 54.  The concert opens with the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz and will also feature Dvorák's Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Opus 70 and Mozart's Divertimento in D major, K.251. Join us Monday at 11 a.m for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on Red River Radio.

Airs Monday, June 15, at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony conductor Pablo Heras-Casado will lead the orchestra in works by Lully, Mendelssohn, Kissine, and Thomas Adès. We'll hear Lully's Overture and Passacaille from Armide; Three Studies from Couperin by Thomas Adès; Symphony No. 3 in A minor by Mendelssohn, his Scottish Symphony; and Post-scriptum by Kissine.