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.

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