Mahler & Bernstein

 “The symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything,” said Gustav Mahler.  And in his heartfelt Symphony No. 4, he reveals his world through the innocence of a child.  Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler’s heart-rending Fourth Symphony. Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns for Leonard Bernstein’s Second Symphony, capturing the anxiety of its time in music that veers between symphony and concerto. 

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Michael Tilson Thomas


Susanna Phillips


Jean-Yves Thibaudet


San Francisco Symphony



Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety


Symphony No. 4

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

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  1. Thu, May 7, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  2. Fri, May 8, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  3. Sat, May 9, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  4. Sun, May 10, 2015 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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