Dmitri Shostakovich

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, November 9, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony pianist Kirill Gerstein joins guest conductor Charles Dutoit for one of Beethoven's musical calling cards, the Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major. we'll also hear maestro Dutoit as he leads the orchestra through Dmitri Shostakovich's deconstruction of the Stalin years in his Symphony No. 10 in E minor. From the archives we'll conclude the program with a performance of The B-Sides, music by Bates.

Airs Monday, June 9 at 11 a.m.  On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra maestra Lorin Maazel will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak and the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich with Enrico Dindo as the soloist. Mr. Dindo will also perform the Allemande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major (BWV 1012) and the Sarabande from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major (BWV 1007).