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, September 2 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony maestro Vasily Petrenko will be joined on stage by violinist Joshua Bell for a stellar performance of Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82. The concert will open with the Festive Overture by Shostakovich and concludes with Elgar's Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 55.

On this week's broadcast by the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D Major "Haffner";  Ades' Polaris Voyage for Orchestra;  Stravinsky's Petrouchka plus an Encore of Stravinsky's Scherzo a la Russe;  and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 44.

Airs Monday, August 19 at 11 a.m. The San Francisco Symphony joins the Red River Radio broadcast schedule with 26 concerts from one of America's most superb orchestra's. On this first program, music director Michael Tilson Thomas will be joined by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Hindemith's Cello Concerto. Maestro Thomas will also lead the orchestra in Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3 Op. 72a; the Brahms Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op. 68;  and Liszt's Lamento e Trionfo from Tasso. 

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