Airs Monday, January 6 at 11 a.m. On this week’s concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Charles Detoit takes the podium and will be joined by violinist Arabella Steinbacher for Tchaikovsky's Violin Concert in D Major, Op. 35. The orchestra itself serves as soloist in Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. The concert opens with music by Igor Stravinsky and a performance of his Le Chant du rossignol. To fill out the hour, music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in A Parade by Lou Harrison.
Airs Tuesday, December 17 at 1 p.m. Classical New England's James David Jacobs goes behind the scenes for Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, uncovering the secrets of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece with conductor Jonathan McPhee, cast members, and the audience at the Boston Opera House. The story – and the music – unfolds as never before in this gripping narrative.
Airs Monday, December 9 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony, conductor Herbert Blomstedt will be joined by pianist Garrick Ohlsson for the Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat Major by Mozart. Then maestro Blomstedt will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky and the Symphony No. 3 by Sibelius.
Airs Monday, December 2 at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony Pinchas Zukerman will lead the orchestra and will be the solosit in Mozart's Adagio K. 261 and Rondo K. 373 as well as his Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216. Also on the concert, Hindemith's Trauermusik; Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550; and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Op. 48.
Airs Monday, November 18 at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast by the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson-Thomas takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Prometheus by Franz Liszt and the Symphony No. 1 in g minor Op. 13 by Tchaikovsky. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff will join maestro Tilson-Thomas for a performance of the Violin Concerto by Ligeti.