Michael Tilson Thomas

Airs Thursday, August 20, at 1 p.m. This week from Carnegie Hall Live we join the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and guest violinist Gil Shaham for the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Prokofiev. Also on the program the New York premiere of Samuel Adams' Drift and Providence and Ravel's complete Daphnis et Chloé. John Shaefer will guest host.

Airs Monday, August 17, at 1 p.m. This week from the San Francisco Symphony violinist Simone Lamsma will join conductor Jaap van Zweden for the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor. Opening the concert maestro Zweden will lead the orchestra in Mozart's Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio and he'll conclude the concert with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor. Then, from the archives, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Roman Festivals by Respighi.

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, July 20, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will be joined on stage by violinist Alexander Barantschik for the beautiful Romances for Violin and Orchestra by Beethoven. Then composer Mason Bates performs electronica on his work The B-Side. Maestro Tison Thomas will finish the concert with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and the Adagio from Symphony No. 10 by Mahler. Rik Malone will host this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony.

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.