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, July 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as pianist and conductor András Schiff leads the orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, followed by the Lord Nelson Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn featuring soprano Anna Lucia Richter, contralto Britta Schwarz, tenor Werner Güra, and Robert Holl, bass. The vocalist will then be featured in Songs by Franz Schubert, works which show the power of the creative spirit even in the most difficult times.

Airs Monday, July 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by soprano Susanna Phillips for Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24. The concert will open with Dispatches by Ted Herne and we'll also feature the Pathétique symphony by Tchaikovsky and the Symphony No. 7 by Sibelius.

Airs Monday, July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. Join the San Francisco Symphony for a brand new season as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by pianist Daniil Trifonov for the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor by Chopin on a concert that opens with Ravel's Menuet antique, and also features Rossini's Overture to La scala di seta and Roman Festivals by Respighi. The concert concludes with Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss.

Below are past broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony.

Airs Monday, February 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutroit will lead the orchestra in Music by Stravinsky to open with a performance of the Jeu de cartes. Then cellist Gautier Capuçon will join maestro Dutroit for Elagar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85, and the concert will conclude with Ravles' orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. And from the archives we'll also hear music director Michael Tilson Thomas lead the orchestra in the Leonore Overture by Beethoven. 

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