Schumann

Airs Wednesday, November 22, at 1 p.m. Music holds a special meaning. Sometimes it marks a momentous time in one’s life, or recalls a deep-seated emotion that stirs us to our core. And sometimes it changes our lives in a profound way. In the 2017 edition of Giving Thanks to Music, five especially distinguished creative figures have been invited to choose a favorite composition that illustrates the profound value that classical music has had for them in their lives.

Airs Friday, September 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with Music Director Michael Butterman and guest pianist Aristo Sham about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's opening night concert for the 2017-18 season. The concert takes place Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 7:30 pm in Riverview Theatre and features Schumann's Piano Concert in A minor, Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with Aristo Sham and the Centenary College Choir.

Airs Monday, September 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week when mezzo-soprano Susan Graham joins maestro Michael Tilson Thomas for two works by Berlioz; his La Mort de Cléopâtre and "L'Île inconnue," from Les Nuits d'été, Opus 7, no.6. The concert opens Brahms and his Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and we'll hear the Symphony No. 4 in D minor by Schumann and the concert concludes with the Serenade in A major No. 2 by Brahms.

Airs Monday, August 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts this week with three works by Aaron Copland, opening with the Orchestral Variations and then we'll hear Inscape. Next, pianist Inon Barnatan joins the orchestra for Copland's Piano concerto and the Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas will conclude the concert with the Symphony No. 2 in C major by Schumann and a new work by Mason Bates simple called "The B Side."

Airs Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra the Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7 by Richard Strauss, Schumann's Spring Symphony, the Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, and Ein Heldenleben by Strauss. Soprano Laura Claycomb will also be featured in the Brentano Lieder, Opus 68 by Richard Strauss.

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