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.

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

12/25

No San Francisco Symphony on Christmas Day.
Instead, enjoy an evening of holiday programs.


Beginning January 1, Discover Classical will broadcast the
LA Philharmonic on Tuesdays at 8pm.