The San Francisco Symphony 2016

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

Airs Monday, January 9, 2017 , at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will join maestro Michael Tilson Thomas on stage for the Violin Concerto in D major by Brahms on a program that also features Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, and the concert opens with new music by J. L. Adams and a piece titled The Light that Fills the World.

Airs Monday, January 2, 2017 , at 1 p.m. This week on the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra pianist Peter Serkin takes the stage for a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major. Herbert Blomstedt will conduct this concert which also features the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 43 by Silebius and the concert concludes with an archival performance of Serenade for Strings, Opus 48 by Tchaikovsky featuring Michael Tilson Thomas as conductor.

Airs Monday, December 19, at 1 p.m. This week on the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra maestro Susanna Mälkki will take the podium and will be joined by pianist Jeremy Denk who will take on the challenges of Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3.  The concert will open a tone poem by Griffes, the White Peacock, and we'll also hear the Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73 by Brahms and we'll close with Petrushka by Stravinsky. 

Airs Monday, December12, at 1 p.m. This week on the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra music director Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in two monumental works. The concert opens with Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor and will close with Schumann's Symphony No. 3.

Airs Monday, December 5, at 1 p.m. Join us for a new season of broadcast concerts from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra as music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Rossini's Overture to La gazza ladra and new music by Bates entitled "Alternative Energy." Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will also be featured in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major and the concert concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

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