MONDAY: A Well-Seasoned Evening: music for Autumn, Winter and Spring on the first night of Summer.
TUESDAY: 21-year-old pianist Jan Lisiecki makes his San Francisco Symphony debut playing Mozart, and guest conductor James Conlon also leads the orchestra in a seemingly sunny symphony by Dvorak, and Britten’s unusual response to an even more unusual commission.
WEDNESDAY: Emotional Rescue: feeling particularly “pathétique”? Turn that frown upside down with music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Nielsen, Copland and more!
THURSDAY: Russian Around: here, there and everywhere with Tchaikovsky in Italy, Glinka in Spain, Rachmaninoff in Bohemia, Arensky in Egypt, and even Shostakovich in Tahiti!
FRIDAY: The Virtuoso Composer: Paderewski, Moszkowski and Herz stunned the music world with their own showcase pieces (and so did Rachmaninoff, so we’ll throw him in, too, just for fun).