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 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.

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.

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