Friends of Ludwig: Counting down our Big Beethoven Birthday Bash with friends and mentors of the Big Guy, including Mozart, Haydn, Hummel, Archduke Rudolph, and more.
Music from Year 15 of Michael Tilson Thomas’ 20 Years and Counting as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, including tone poems by Sibelius and Ravel, and Tchaikovsky’s reminiscence of his childhood, the “Little Russian” Symphony. At 10, Itzhak Perlman plays Beethoven’s monumental Violin Concerto.
KDFC’s Christmas Nights begin with Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Christmas Eve” Suite.
KDFC’s Christmas Nights continue with Bach’s “Magnificat” and “Carols and Lullabies” by the late Bay Area composer Conrad Susa.
KDFC”s Christmas Nights continue with Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” – complete! – and Vaughan Williams’ “Hodie.”