Prokofiev

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Airs Friday, April 22, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Boston Symphony Orchestra is joined by Mezzo-Soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under the direction of Andris Nelsons in a performance of Alexander Nevsky by Prokofiev and the Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Rachmaninoff.

Airs Monday, April 18, at 1 p.m. This week from the Cleveland Orchestra Archives we hear a classic performance featuring the late Lorin Maazel in 1973 leading the orchestra in the complete score to the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev

Airs Monday, August 31, at 1 p.m. On the next broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by violinist Julia Fischer for the Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major by Prokofiev. He'll then lead the orchestra in the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and Selections from Cinderella also by Prokofiev.

Airs Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. This week from the San Francisco Symphony Edwin Outwater will lead the orchestra in the Concert featuring music inspired by Eastern European folk music with the Românesc by Ligeti, Three Legends for Orchestra by Dvořák, and the Concerto for Orchestra by Lutosławski. In the middle, pianist Simon Trpčeski will step to the stage for a performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Opus 26. The concert also features the Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass by Hindemith.

Airs Thursday, May 28, at 11 a.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 Adam's Drift and Providence and Ravel's complete Daphnis et Chloé. John Shaefer will guest host.

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