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.
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
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
The San Francisco Symphony season has ended. Please tune in for the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Tuesdays at 8:00pm.