Airs Tuesday, February 4 at 11 a.m. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is an integral part of a city rich with a history of important composers and performers. The incomparable orchestra is joined by maestro Franz Welser–Möst for an exploration of enduring scores by influential composers from their native land and a contemporary work from a composer who is creating in Vienna today. The program includes Bruckner’s magnificent and genial Sixth Symphony and Mozart’s Symphony No. 28, paired with Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meteorology.
Airs Monday, January 13 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony violnist Itzhak Perlman will be featured as soloist and conductor in Summer & Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. He will also lead the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 and Tchiakovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Opus 36. The concert will conclude with the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz.
Airs Saturday, January 4 at 12 noon The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the company’s holiday presentation, an abridged, English-language production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. British conductor Jane Glover has made her Met debut this season leading this 100-minute presentation of Julie Taymor’s popular staging of the opera. The performance stars tenor Alek Shrader as Tamino; soprano Heidi Stober as Pamina; baritone Nathan Gunn as the bird-catcher Papageno, and bass-baritone Eric Owens as the mysterious Sarastro. American soprano Kathryn Lewek makes her network broadcast debut as the Queen of the Night. The Magic Flute will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Monday, December 9 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, conductor Herbert Blomstedt will be joined by pianist Garrick Ohlsson for the Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major by Mozart. Then maestro Blomstedt will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky and the Symphony No. 3 by Sibelius.
Airs Monday, December 2 at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony Pinchas Zukerman will lead the orchestra and will be the solosit in Mozart's Adagio K. 261 and Rondo K. 373 as well as his Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216. Also on the concert, Hindemith's Trauermusik; Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550; and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Op. 48.