MTT conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

"It will never please the public," said Tchaikovsky of his Fifth Symphony. Yet its beautiful melodies have captivated audiences for more than a century. Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in Tchaikovsky's passionate Fifth. And the 8,264 pipes of the Ruffatti concert organ will boom under the wizardry of Cameron Carpenter in Henry Brant’s Ice Field, the Pulitzer prize-winning piece commissioned specifically for the SF Symphony in 2001. “Everything [Carpenter] touches turns fantastical,” declares The New York Times.


Conductor/Performers

Michael Tilson Thomas

conductor

Edwin Outwater

conductor

Cameron Carpenter

organ

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5

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

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Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

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Cameron Carpenter, "bad boy of the pipe organ" on CBS "Sunday Morning":

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  1. Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

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