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Apr 3, 2020


Broadcasts feature San Francisco Symphony performances from recent seasons, highlighting repertoire Michael Tilson Thomas has championed throughout his remarkable 25-year tenure as Music Director
SAN FRANCISCO, CA— While the music is on pause at Davies Symphony Hall, KDFC and the San Francisco Symphony are partnering to provide encore performances of favorite Tuesday night radio broadcasts from recent seasons. The San Francisco Symphony and KDFC announce the launch of a new schedule of broadcasts featuring recordings of past San Francisco Symphony concerts conducted by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and highlighting repertoire indicative of his remarkable 25-year tenure with the Orchestra. The first encore broadcast is set for Tuesday, April 7 at 8 pm, and features an all-Stravinsky program from September 2018 which the SF Symphony and MTT performed to great acclaim both in Davies Symphony Hall and on tour at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Guest artists featured in the broadcast series include violinists Leonidas Kavakos, Gil Shaham, and Christian Tetzlaff; vocalists Kelley O’Connor, Nicholas Phan, Susanna Phillips, and Davóne Tines; and narrator Leslie Caron.

Hosted by KDFC Supervisor of Music Programs Rik Malone, the broadcasts will air on Tuesdays at 8 pm on Classical KDFC 90.3 San Francisco, 104.9 San Jose, 89.9 Napa, 103.9 Monterey, and where they will be available for on demand streaming for 21 days following the broadcast. The full schedule of broadcasts is below; additional programs to be announced.

April 7, 2020 at 8 pm
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin
San Francisco Symphony
Stravinsky – Petrushka (1947 revision)
Stravinsky – Violin Concerto
Stravinsky – Le Sacre du printemps  (1947 revision)
Performed the week of 9/27/18
April 14, 2020 at 8 pm
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
San Francisco Symphony
Mahler – Symphony No. 7
Performed the week of 5/16/19
April 21, 2020 at 8 pm
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Gil Shaham violin
San Francisco Symphony
Steven Mackey – Portals, Scenes and Celebrations [SFS Commission & World Premiere]
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Opus 19
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Opus 36
Performed the week of 2/7/19
April 28, 2020 at 8 pm
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Nicholas Phan tenor
Leslie Caron narrator
San Francisco Girls Chorus, Valérie Sainte-Agathe director
Pacific Boychoir, Andrew Brown director
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony
Stravinsky – Perséphone
Stravinsky – The Firebird (complete)
Performed the week of 9/21/18
May 5, 2020 at 8 pm
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
San Francisco Symphony
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216
Sibelius – Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 43
Performed the week of 3/14/19
May 12, 2020 at 8 pm
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Susanna Phillips soprano
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan tenor
Davóne Tines bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin director
San Francisco Symphony
Berg – Seven Early Songs (Sieben frühe Lieder)
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Opus 125
Performed the week of 11/23/18.
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