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 drawing 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.

10/16

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 7 in E minor
Robert Schumann:  Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major

10/23

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Henry Brant:  Ice Field
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Michael Tilson Thomas:  Street Song for Symphonic Brass

10/30

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

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

11/6

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Claude Debussy:  La Mer

11/13

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Gustav Mahler:  Blumine
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Aaron Copland:  Music from Our Town
Claude Debussy:  La plus que lente
Frederick Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Jean Sibelius: Valse triste
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Vocalise, Op. 34 No.14
Frederick Delibes: Cortege of Bacchus from Sylvia
Aaron Copland:  Short Symphony

11/20

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Alexander Barantschik, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Romance in G Major, Op. 40
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Romance in F Major, Op. 50
Mason Bates: The B-Sides
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Gustav Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10

11/27

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
Hector Berlioz:  Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K.504

12/4

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Mark Volkert:  Pandora
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K.504 "Prague"

12/11

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Igor Stravinsky:  Agon
Igor Stravinsky:  Violin Concerto in D Major
Igor Stravinsky:  The Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky:  Apollo

12/18

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Franz Liszt:  Prometheus
Gyorgy Ligeti:  Violin Concerto
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Daydreams"
Michael Tilson Thomas:  Street Song for Symphonic Brass