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San Francisco Symphony Season

Fridays at 8 pm

April 1

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOISTS: Paul Jacobs, organ; Russ deLuna, English Horn; Mark Inouye, trumpet

Harrison: Parade
Copland: Quiet City
Copland: Organ Symphony
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Copland: Short Symphony

April 8

CONDUCTOR:Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOISTS: Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano; Carey Bell, clarinet

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Debussy: Première Rapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra
Debussy: Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra
Berlioz: Scenes from Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
Debussy/orch. Holloway: En blanc et noir

April 15

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Stephen Paulson, bassoon

Revueltas: Sensemayá
Villa-Lobos: Ciranda das sete notas
Varèse: Amériques (revised version)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Soloists: Women of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Debussy: Nocturnes

April 22

CONDUCTOR: Semyon Bychkov
SOLOIST: Kirill Gerstein, piano

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Minor
Conductor: Alexander Barantschik
Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4

April 29

CONDUCTOR:James Conlon
SOLOIST:Joshua Bell, violin

Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Dvořák: In der Natur, Op. 91
Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Dvořák: Othello Overture, Op. 93
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Mahler: Movements III & IV from Symphony No. 1

May 6
CONDUCTOR: Pablo Heras-Casado
SOLOIST: Alice Sara Ott, piano

Mendelssohn: Fingal’s Cave Overture, Op. 26
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major
György Kurtág: Grabstein für Stephan, Op. 15/c
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112, The Year 1917
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Liszt:Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo

May 13

SOLOISTS: Susannah Biller, soprano; Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano;
Itay Tiran, narrator; San Francisco Girls Chorus

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, Italian
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20

May 20

CONDUCTOR: Michael Francis
SOLOIST: Rufus Wainwright, vocalist

Milhaud: La Création du monde, Op. 81
Rufus Wainwright: Five Shakespeare Sonnets
Weill: Symphony No. 2
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Stravinsky: Apollo

May 27

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOISTS: Elza van den Heever, soprano; Alexander Barantschik, violin

Schubert: Entr'acte I (Allegro molto moderato), from Incidental Music for Rosamunde, D.797
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella, Op. 87
Prokofiev: The Cinderella Suite No. 1, Op. 107 28:27

June 3

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Yefim Bronfman, piano
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Berg: Three Pieces from Lyric Suite
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op.15
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 63

June 10

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Gil Shaham, violin

Cowell: Synchrony
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K.219
John Adams: Harmonielehre
Reich: Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards

June 17

CONDUCTOR: Kirill Karabits
SOLOIST: Hélène Grimaud, piano

Silvestrov: Elegie
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, Rhenish

June 24

CONDUCTOR: Yan Pascal Tortelier
SOLOIST: Vadim Gluzman, violin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Prelude to Khovanshchina
Khachaturian: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Shostakovich: Movements I & II from Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

July 1

CONDUCTOR: Marek Janowski
SOLOIST: Juho Pohjonen, piano

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C Major, Il distratto

July 8

CONDUCTOR: David Robertson
SOLOIST: Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
Avner Dorman: Uriah: The Man the King Wanted Dead
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, Classical
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 48

July 15

CONDUCTOR: Marek Janowski
SOLOISTS: Chee-Yun, violin; Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Jeremy Denk, piano

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Beethoven: Movement IV from Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

July 22

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Yuja Wang, piano
Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Music from Act III from Swan Lake, Op. 20
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, Little Russian

July 29

CONDUCTOR: Bernard Labadie
SOLOIST: David Greilsammer, piano

Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K.183 (173dB)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 5 in D Major, K.175
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, K.246
Mozart: Symphony No. 33 in B-Flat Major, K.319
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Beethoven: Movements I & II from Symphony No. 5

August 5

CONDUCTOR: Ton Koopman
SOLOIST: Mario Brunello, cello

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, H. VIIb:2
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in G Major, H. 666 (Wq.183, No. 4)
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 485
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C Major, K. 338

August 12

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas
SOLOIST: Anne-Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

Hindemith: Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, Op. 50
Stenhammar: Flickan knyter i Joahannenatten, Op. 4b, No.2
Nielsen/arr. Holten: Genrebillede, FS14/1 (Op. 6, No. 1)
Sibelius: Demanten på marssnön, Op. 36, No.6
Grieg: En Svane, Op. 25, No.2
Sibelius/arr. Jalas: Kaiutar, Op. 72, No.4
Grieg/arr. Reger: Jeg elsker Dig!, Op. 5, No.3
Sibelius/arr. Jalas: Var det en dröm, Op. 3, No.4
Peterson-Berger: Aspåkerspolska
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105

August 19

CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F-Sharp Major, Adagio

August 26

CONDUCTOR: Herbert Blomstedt
SOLOIST: Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K.218
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, From the New World
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

September 2

CONDUCTOR: Osmo Vänskä
SOLOIST: Alexander Barantschik, violin

Thomas Larcher: Red and Green
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2, A London Symphony
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Tilson Thomas: Street Song for Symphonic Brass

September 9

CONDUCTOR: Charles Dutoit
SOLOIST: Gautier Capuçon, cello

Henri Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain…
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Debussy:La Mer

September 16

CONDUCTOR: Peter Oundjian
SOLOIST:Jonathan Biss, piano

Rouse: The Infernal Machine
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, Emperor
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Brahms/orch. Schmeling: Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D Major
Conductor:Michael Tilson Thomas
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

September 23

CONDUCTOR:Michael Tilson Thomas

Mahler:Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Berg: Movement II from Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6, Reigen

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