San Francisco Symphony

Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra’s artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects carry its impact throughout American musical life.

“At a time when America’s major orchestras are struggling to define their missions and maintain audiences, the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas is an exception.”
— The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Broadcast Schedule — Spring 2017

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-01

April 6, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Daniil Trifonov, piano

Ravel Menuet antique

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21

Rossini Overture to La scala di seta

Respighi Feste romane [Roman Festivals]

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-02

April 13, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Susanna Phillips, soprano

Ted Hearne Dispatches (SFS/NWS commission)

Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Opus 24

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, Pathétique

Sibelius Symphony No. 7

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-03

April 20, 2017

CONDUCTOR: András Schiff

SOLOISTS: András Schiff, piano

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano

Britta Schwarz, contralto

Werner Güra, tenor

Robert Holl, bass

San Francisco Symphony Chorus – Ragnar Bohlin, director

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K.595

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass

Schubert Widerschein, D.639

"Fischerweise," D.881,

Das Lied im Grünen, D.917

"Im Frühling," D.882,

Der blinde Knabe, D.833

"Ständchen," D.920

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-04

April 27, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela, Opus 22

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47

Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 97, Rhenish

Debussy Nocturnes

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-05

May 4, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Laura Claycomb, soprano

R. Strauss Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7

R. Strauss Brentano Lieder, Opus 68

Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 38, Spring

Strauss Ein Heldenleben

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-06

May 11, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Herbert Blomstedt

SOLOIST: Alexander Barantschik, violin

Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, Haffner

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K.205

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551, Jupiter

Bernstein Suite from a Quiet Place (cond. Michael Tilson Thomas)

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-07

May 18, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Charles Dutoit

SOLOIST: Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Ravel Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43

Fauré Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Opus 80

The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila (cond. Michael Tilson Thomas)

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-08

May 25, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Inon Barnatan, piano

Copland Orchestral Variations

Copland Inscape

Copland Piano Concerto

Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C major, Opus 61

Mason Bates The B Sides

PROGRAM #: SFS 16-09

June 1, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Simon O’Neill, tenor

Schubert Symphony in B minor, D.759, Unfinished

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-10

June 8, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Brahms Variations of a Theme by Haydn, Opus 56a

Berlioz La Mort de Cléopâtre

Berlioz "L'Île inconnue," from Les Nuits d'été, Opus 7, no.6

Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Opus 120

Brahms Serenade in A major No. 2

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-11

June 15, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Thomas Hampson, baritone

Stravinsky Scènes de ballet

John Adams The Wound Dresser

Stravinsky Petrushka [complete]

Stravinsky Circus Polka [encore]

Stravinsky Divertimento

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-12

June 22, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOIST: Yefim Bronfman, piano

C.P.E. Bach Symphony No. 1 in D major, Wq183,1 (H663)

Jörg Widmann Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra (jointly commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, and the Toronto Symphony)

Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68

Stravinsky Apollo

PROGRAM #: SFS 17-13

RELEASE: June 29, 2017

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

SOLOISTS: Karina Gauvin, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

SF Symphony Chorus – Ragnar Bohlin, director

Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection

Haydn Symphony No. 60

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