Maurice Ravel

Airs Monday, January 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen takes the podium to lead the orchestra in two great 20th century masterpieces, opening with Maurice Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye Suite and closing with the Complete score to the Firebird by Igor Stravinsky. In between we'll hear Esa-Pekka Salonen own work entitled Nyx and to fill our our program from the archives well hear Michael Tilson Thomas lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 34 in C major by Mozart. 

Airs Monday, August 10, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony pianist Hélène Grimaud joins guest conductor Lionel Bringuier for a work by Brahms with emotion too big to be confined to two pianos. It's the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor by Brahms, along with the aural kinetic Sculpture of Henri Dutilleux called Métaboles, and Maurice Ravel's twisted tribute to the waltz king in his La Valse. Also, from the archives, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in a performance of Debussy's Nocturnes.

Airs Monday, June 16 at 11 a.m.  On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gianandrea Noseda will lead the orchestra Aus Italien by Richard Strauss and La notti di Platon by Victor de Sabata. Pianist Benjamin Hochman will be the guest soloist for Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto (Left Hand Alone).

Airs Monday, July 29 at 11 a.m.  This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, cellist Anne Martindale Williams joins maestro Manfred Honeck on the stage for Arthur Honegger’s Cello Concerto. The concert also features  Igor Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris with and archival performance of Darius Milhaud’s La Creation du Monde and excerpts from Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2. Eugene Ormandy will lead the orchestra in the Ravel.