Air Monday, September 21, at 1 p.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the San Francisco Symphony, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will join Maestro James Conlon on stage for a performance of Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor by Shostakovich. The concert opens with Schulhoff's Scherzo from Symphony No. 5 and concludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, Pathétique. Then, from the archives, music director Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major by Shostakovich. Rik Malone will host.

Kermit Poling spoke with Michael Butterman and international piano star Gabriela Montero about the Shreveport Symphony’s all-Russian spectacular which opens their season of concert featuring Kabalevsky’s  The Comedians Suite, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Gabriela Montero as soloist. For more information visit online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.

Airs Thursday, August 6, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live we feature a stellar soloist, conducter, and two stellar works. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will be featured in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, and then Meastro Mariss Jansons will lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 5 in D Minor by Shostakovich. 

Airs Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. While Beethoven is generally acknowledged as the first great composer of cello sonatas, there have been numerous outstanding works written for the cello as a solo instrument over the last three centuries. Composers such as Boccherini, Grieg, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Shostakovich and Britten all wrote compositions that every cellist must come to terms with at some point in their career. In this episode we listen to a cello recital featuring Eric Kim, a veteran of the SMF chamber music series, former principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and current professor of cello at the Indiana University School of Music.

San Francisco Symphony

Apr 27, 2015

Airs Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. The new season of concerts from the San Francisco Symphony begins this week when Semyon Bychkov leads the orchestra in Schubert's Symphony in B Minor, D.759, Unfinished and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 105, The Year 1905.  For an Encore the orchestra dips into the archives for Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.