San Francisco Symphony
Tuedays @ 8pm

Since its founding in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Michael Tilson Thomas has been Music Director since 1995. Together, he and the San Francisco Symphony have been praised by the critics for their musicianship, for their innovative programming, for bringing the works of American composers to the fore, and for bringing new audiences into Davies Symphony Hall. The San Francisco Symphony has won some of the world's most prestigious recording awards, including eleven Grammy Awards, Japan's Record Academy Award, France's Grand Prix du Disque, and Britain's Gramophone Award.

4/19

Susanna Mälkki and Michael Tilson Thomas, conductors
Jeremy Denk, piano

Charles Tomlinson Griffes:  The White Peacock, Op. 7 No.1
Bela Bartók:  Piano Concerto No. 3
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Igor Stravinsky:  Petrushka

4/26

Michael Tilson Thomas and Joshua Gersen, conductors
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Cynthia Lee Wong: Carnival Fever
Alban Berg:  Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Robert Schumann:  Symphony No. 4

5/3

Herbert Blomstedt and Michael Tilson Thomas, conductors
Peter Serkin, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Serenade for Strings, Op. 48

5/10

Michael Tilson Thomas and Christian Baldini, conductors
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

John Luther Adams:  The Light that Fills the World
Johannes Brahms:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Robert Schumann:  Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring"
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

5/17

Pablo Heras-Casado and Michael Tilson Thomas, conductors
Joshua Bell, violin

John Adams:  Chamber Symphony
Arnold Schoenberg:  Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9b
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Leonard Bernstein:  Suite from A Quiet Place

5/24

Pablo Heras-Casado and Michael Tilson Thomas, conductors
Igor Levit, piano

Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Mourning"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K.271 "Jeunehomme"
Claude Debussy:  Prelude à L'Après-midi d'un faune
Igor Stravinsky:  Symphony in Three Movements
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 7

5/31

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Michael Tilson Thomas, conductors

Maurice Ravel:  Mother Goose Suite
Esa-Peakka Salonen:  Nyx
Igor Stravinsky:  The Firebird
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K.338

6/7

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Susanna Phillips, soprano

Leonard Bernstein:  Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Aaron Copland:  Quiet City

6/14

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Alexander Barantschik, violin;  Jonathan Vinocour, viola

Samuel C. Adams:  Radial Play
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364
Bela Bartók:  Concerto for Orchestra
Claude Debussy:  Nocturnes

6/21

Charles Dutoit and Michael Tilson Thomas, conductors
Gautier Capuçon, cello

Igor Stravinsky:  Jeu de cartes
Edward Elgar:  Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Maurice Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Leonore Overture