San Francisco Symphony

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 Monday, June 15, at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony conductor Pablo Heras-Casado will lead the orchestra in works by Lully, Mendelssohn, Kissine, and Thomas Adès. We'll hear Lully's Overture and Passacaille from Armide; Three Studies from Couperin by Thomas Adès; Symphony No. 3 in A minor by Mendelssohn, his Scottish Symphony; and Post-scriptum by Kissine.

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.

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.