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.

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Conductor/Performers

Edwin Outwater

conductor

Michael Tilson Thomas

conductor

Cameron Carpenter

organ

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Brant

Ice Field

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5

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

Podcasts

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

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

Ice Field composer Henry Brant and Michael Tilson Thomas on the work's premiere in 2001:

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

    Davies Symphony Hall

  2. Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  3. Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  4. Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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