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.

10/15

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Three Equali for Four Trombones, WoO 30
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
John Adams: Absolute Jest
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a

10/22

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Traditional: Russian Folk Songs
Igor Stravinsky: Les Noces
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo à la russe
Igor Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss

10/29

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 4, Op. 63

The San Francisco Symphony season concludes at the end of October. Discover Classical will present The Cleveland Orchestra on Wednesday nights beginning in November.