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

Airs Monday, November 4 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas takes the podium once again and will be joined by Gil Shaham for a performance of the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by Brahms.  The concert opens with the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin by Wagner and also features Schoenberg's arrangement of the Brahms Piano Quartet no. 1 in g, op. 25 and the Variations on a Theme of Haydn by Brahms to close out the program.

Airs Monday, October 7 at 11 a.m.  On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony, soprano Jane Archibald and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen join the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. The concert opens with Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock by Heinrich Schutz and also features Five Pieces for Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg.

Airs Monday, September 30 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the orchestra in an all Schubert program. We open with Schubert's Overture to Alfonso und Estrelle, D.732, followed by two chamber works of Schubert, his Piano Quintet in A Major D.667, "Trout" and his Quartet in d minor, "Death and Maiden," featuring violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour with cellist Peter Wyrick, Scott Pingel on bass and Juho Pohjonen as pianist.  Finally, Maestro Thomas lead the orchstra in  Schubert's Symphony in b minor.

Airs Monday, September 23 at 11 a.m This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Semyon Bychkov takes the podium and is joined in the spotlight by pianist Kirill Gerstein for a performance of Strauss' Burleske in D minor for Piano & Orchestra. This concert also opens with Strauss' tone poem Don Juan and we'll hear Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in C major. Opus 61.

Airs Monday, September 16 at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony conductor Alan Gilbert will be joined on stage by violinist Renaud Capucon for the Violin concerto, L'Arbre des songes by Henri Dutilleux. The concert opens with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 and concluded with the Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major by Haydn and we'll also hear the Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 by Brahms.

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