San Francisco Symphony

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, August 3, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, pianist Daniil Trifonov joins maestro Osmo Vänskä for Rachmaninoff's tribute to one of music most chrarismatic entities and a performance of the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Maestro Vänskä will open with a performance of Night Ride and Sunrise by Sibelius and you'll also hear the Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version) by Stravinsky, the Symphony No. 6 by Sibelius, and from the archive we'll hear a performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 60 in C major, Il distratto.

Airs Monday, July 27, at 1 p.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, Alexander Barantschik will conduct and will be the soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor. Mozart's Divertimento in F major for Strings will open the concert and we'll hear the Melodia--Libertango by Astor Piazzolla featuring Seth Asarnow on the bandoneón. The concert concludes with an archived performance of the Symphony No. 2 by Brahms.

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 13, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, conductor Semyon Bychkov takes the orchestra in a literal and symbolic journey to the summit of the Alps with a performance of Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. Pianist Till Fellner will also be featured in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor,  and the program concludes with the Serenade No. 2 in A major by Brahms. 

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