Michael Tilson-Thomas

Airs Monday, November 16, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony violinist Gil Shaham joins the orchestra for the intimates yet international concert for violin No. 2 by Prokofiev as well as music inspired by the Indonesian Gamelan in Britten's Excerpts from The Prince of the Pagodas. The program opens iwth the sound of Gamelan in a traditional work titled Lelambatan Tabuh Pat Jagul and we conclude the concert with Three Places in New England by Charles Ives. 

Airs Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37 with pianist Emanuel Ax. The orchestra also presents Copland's Music from the film Our Town and his Short Symphony plus Debussy's La Plus que lente, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius, The Last Spring by Grieg, Delibes “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia, and Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise,” Opus 34, no.14.

Airs Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in one of Gustav Mahler's most personal musical statements, his Symphony No. 9 in D major, full of farewells and transitions while grasping strongly at life and accepting mortality. Also on the program La Mer by Claude Debussy.

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.

Airs Monday, November 18 at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast by the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson-Thomas takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Prometheus by Franz Liszt and the Symphony No. 1 in g minor Op. 13 by Tchaikovsky. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff will join maestro Tilson-Thomas for a performance of the Violin Concerto by Ligeti.