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, 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.

Airs Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37 with pianist Emanuel Ax. The orchestra also presents Copland's Music from the film Our Town and his Short Symphony plus Debussy's La Plus que lente, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius, The Last Spring by Grieg, Delibes “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia, and Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise,” Opus 34, no.14.

Airs Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in one of Gustav Mahler's most personal musical statements, his Symphony No. 9 in D major, full of farewells and transitions while grasping strongly at life and accepting mortality. Also on the program La Mer by Claude Debussy.

Airs Monday, May 11, at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas takes the podium to lead the orchestra in a new work called "Lineage,' by Di Castri, the Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 44 by Prokofiev, and Stravinsky's Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss. Pianist Yefim Bronfman will be featured in the center performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23. 

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