San Francisco Symphony
Wednesdays @ 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.

7/2

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Igor Stravinsky: Agon
Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (1947 revision)

7/9

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO (West Coast Premiere)
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K.251 (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

7/16

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
William Bennett, oboe

Claude Debussy - Henri Büsser: Petite Suite
Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1in C Minor, Op. 11
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

7/23

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Nadine Sierra, soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ruhe sanft mein ganzes Leben from Zaïde, K.344
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trostlos schluchzet Philomel from Zaïde, K.344
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen from Zaïde, K.344
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major "Rhenish"

7/30

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82

8/6

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Ingvar Lidholm: Poesis
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105 (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

8/13

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50
Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16 (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

8/20

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Matthias Goerne, baritone

Richard Wagner: "Die Frist ist um" from Der fliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner: Wotan's Farewell from Die Walküre
Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"
Claude Debussy: Nocturnes (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor)

8/27

David Robertson, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Elliott Carter: Variations for Orchestra
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Maurice Ravel: La Valse
Henri Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2 "Le Double" (Semyon Bychkov, conductor)