Sibelius

Airs Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week at The BBC Proms, violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the National Orchestra of Wales for the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich in a concert that opens with October, also by Shostakovich and closes with the Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius.

Airs Monday, July 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by soprano Susanna Phillips for Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24. The concert will open with Dispatches by Ted Herne and we'll also feature the Pathétique symphony by Tchaikovsky and the Symphony No. 7 by Sibelius.

Airs Monday, October 31, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we draw a classic concert from 1971 featuring Leopold Stokowski leading the orchestra in his own arrangement of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach. The concert also features Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, the symphonic tone poem by Sibelius called the Swan of Tuonela, and Glière's Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 42, “Iyla Murometz."

Airs Monday, August 17, at 1 p.m. This week from the San Francisco Symphony violinist Simone Lamsma will join conductor Jaap van Zweden for the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor. Opening the concert maestro Zweden will lead the orchestra in Mozart's Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio and he'll conclude the concert with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor. Then, from the archives, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Roman Festivals by Respighi.

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.

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