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.

4/16

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

John Adams:  Scheherazade.2
Sergei Prokofiev:  Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64

4/23

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gautier Capucon, cello

Michael Gnesin:  The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball of Nothingtown, Op. 41
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"

4/30

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Jeffrey Anderson, tuba

John Cage:  The Seasons
Robin Holloway:  Europa and the Bull, Op. 121
Bela Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra

5/7

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Measha Brueggergosman and Mikaela Bennett, sopranos; Kara Dugan, mezzo-soprano
Nadya Tichman, violin; Peter Dugan, piano

Charles Ives: From the Steeples and the Mountains
Charles Ives:  The Unanswered Question
Michael Tilson Thomas:  Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
Lou Harrison:  Selections from Suite for Violin and American Gamelan
George Antheil: A Jazz Symphony

5/7

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Jonathan Dimmock and Susan Matthews, organ
Amitai Pati, tenor; Philip Skinner, bass-baritone

Charles Ives:  Psalm 90
Antonin Dvorak:  The American Flag, Op. 102
Charles Converse:  What a Friend
Lowell Mason:  There is a Fountain
Johann Nagelli:  Father, Whate'er of Earthly Bliss
William Bradbury:  Just as I Am
Charles Ives:  Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting"
George Gershwin:  An American in Paris

5/21

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  German Dances, K. 509
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Exultate, jubilate, K. 165
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4 in G Major

5/28

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K.449
Arnold Schoenberg:  Piano Concerto, Op. 42
Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28