Aaron Copland

Airs Monday, November 23, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Aaron Copland's celebration of a Havana damce hall in his Danzón cubano. Then tenor Toby Spence along with French hornist Robert Ward will be the soloists in a cycle of songs about the night with Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Opus 31. Also on the program Dmitri Shostakovich's dramatic and politically charged Symphony No. 15 in A major and from the archives will hear the Divertimento in D major by Mozart.

Airs Monday, July 6, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in music from classical Vienna to 20th Century America. Jeremy Denk is the pianist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, and you'll also hear Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Eating Greens by Steve Mackey, and the Symphonic Ode by Aaron Copland plus Street Song for Symphonic Brass by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Airs Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Michael Butterman, music director and conductor of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra along with Nancy Smith, founder and artistic director for the Frequent Flyers Arial Dance Company. They will perform to the music of Paul Hayden and to Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring this Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Theatre. Other works on the concert are the world premier of Paul Hayden’s "In Plain Air," Schumann’s "Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)," and "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" by Delius. For more information visit them online at Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m. The San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas with guest soloist Jeremy Denk on piano will present Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Steven Mackey's Eating Greens, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503 and Aaron Copland's Symphonic Ode. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will be your host for the encore broadcast.