San Francisco Symphony

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the United States.

Since its beginning in 1911, it's been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra's artistic vitality, recordings and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects, carry its impact throughout American musical life.

All Stravinsky

Sep 11, 2014

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Dmitri Pokrovsky Esemble

Traditional: Russian Folk Songs
Stravinsky: Les Noces
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Stravinsky: Scherzo a la russe
Stravinsky; Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss

Broadcast Thursday September 11 at 8 p.m.
 

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Beethoven: Three Equali for Four Trombones, WoO 30
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
John Adams: Absolute Jest
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a

Broadcast Thursday September 4 at 8 p.m.

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Scriabin: Reverie
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18  (Khatia Buniatishvili, piano)

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Debussy: Jeux
Debussy: La Mer
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3, Op. 44

Broadcast Thursday August 28 at 8 p.m.

Roberto Abbado, conductor

Schumann: Genoveva Overture, Op. 81
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54  (Jonathan Biss, piano)
Ivan Fedele: Scena
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D
Liszt: Lamento e Trionfo from Tasso  (Michael Tilson Thomas)

Broadcast Thursday August 21 at 8 p.m.

Kirill Karabits, conductor

Honegger: Pacific 231
Britten: Double Concerto for Violin and Viola  (Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17  Little Russian  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday August 14 at 8 p.m.

Juraj Valcuha, conductor

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104  (Gautier Capucon, cello)
Kodaly: Dances of Galanta
Bartok: Suite from The Wooden Prince
Edgar Varese: Ameriques  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday, August 7 at 8 p.m.
 

David Robertson, conductor
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano

Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra
Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Ravel: La Valse
Henri Dutilleux: Symphony no. 2  Le Double  (Semyon Bychkov, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday July 31 at 8 p.m.

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Matthias Goerne, baritone

Wagner: Die Frist ist um from The Flying Dutchman
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell from Die Walkure
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9  From the New World

Broadcast Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m.

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61  (Augustin Hadelich, violin)
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday July 17 at 8 p.m.

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod
Ingvar Lidholm: Poesis
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55, Eroica

Sibelius: Symphony no. 7 in C, Op. 105  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday July 10 at 8 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58  (Yuja Wang, piano)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 82

Broadcast Thursday July 3 at 8 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Mozart: 3 Arias from Zaide, K. 344  (Nadine Sierra, soprano)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97 Rhenish

Broadcast Thursday June 26 at 8 p.m.

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

Debussy (orch. Busser): Petite Suite
R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto  (William Bennett, oboe)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday June 19 at 8 p.m.

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A  (Stephen Hough, piano)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Op. 100

encore:
Mozart; Divertimento in D, K. 251  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday June 12 at 8 p.m.

All-Stravinsky

Jun 4, 2014

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

all-Stravinsky:
Agon
Violin Concerto in D  (Gil Shaham, violin)
The Rite of Spring  (1947 version)
Apollo

Broadcast Thursday June 5 at 8 p.m.
 

Charles Dutoit, conductor

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21  (James Ehnes, violin)
Elgar: Enigma Variations, op. 36

Bates: The B-Sides  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday May 29 at 8 p.m.

Alexander Barantschik, leader and violinist
Catherine Payne, piccolo; Jonathan D. Fischer, oboe

Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 443
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136
Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060
Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D, K. 239 'Serenata notturna'

Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425 'Linz' (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Broadcast Thursday May 22 at 8 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Mark Volkert: Pandora (world premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 'Emperor'  (Yefim Bronfman, piano)
encore:
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D, K 504 'Prague'

Listen Thursday May 15 at 8 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Henry Cowell: Music 1957
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26  (Lang Lang, piano)
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Listen Thursday May 8 at 8 p.m.

Asher Fisch, conductor

Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K 482  (David Fray, piano)

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C 'Il Distratto'  (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

Listen Thursday May 1 at 8 p.m.

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