Light the Candles! Violinists and conductors dominate this month’s musical birthdays, but a saxophonist, a trumpeter and a couple of pianists are here to crash the party as well!
Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in the ultimate musical hallucinogenic, Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique; and violinist Julia Fischer stops by to play Prokofiev in an encore broadcast from 2014.
The Dog Days of August: Composers and their canine companions, including some musical tail-chasing, a dunk in the river, and even a rogue kitty or two!
Celebrating National Eye Exam Month with composers who didn’t let their visual impairments get in the way of their musical talents.
Almost Beethoven: six degrees of Ludwig, and those-who-would-be-Ludwig, featuring the brand-new recording of John Adams’ Beethoven tribute from the San Francisco Symphony.