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MTT and the SFS: 20 Seasons and Counting

Each week KDFC will air a broadcast from Michael Tilson Thomas’ 20-year (so far!) tenure as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, beginning in 1996 and moving year-by-year into the present. Join host Rik Malone for historic recordings in honor of MTT’s 20th Season, and 70th Birthday, Tuesdays at 8 pm on Classical KDFC 90.3 San Francisco, 104.9 San Jose, 89.9 Napa, and at kdfc.com where they will be available for listening on-demand for 21 days following the broadcast.

October 28, 2014

Braunstein Performs Tilson Thomas


(MTT cond.)
Tilson Thomas: Urban Legend (World Premiere 10/2/02) (feat. Steven Braunstein)
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta          
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Opus 40 (feat. Alexander Barantschik)

Performance date: Week of 10/2/2002
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November 4, 2014

Barantschik Performs Scheherazade


(MTT cond.)
Debussy, orch. Holloway: En blanc et noir      
Adams, John: My Father Knew Charles Ives (Commissioned by SFS)    
Rimsky‑Korsakov: Scheherazade, Opus 35 (feat. Alexander Barantschik)

Performance date: Week of 3/11/2004

November 11, 2014

MTT Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 7


(MTT cond.)
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E minor 

Performance date: Week of 3/9/2005

November 18, 2014

MTT Conducts Stravinsky


(MTT cond.)
Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6          
Stravinsky: Petrushka [1947 revision]          
Ives: New England Holidays Symphony 

Performance date: Week of 4/16/2006        

November 25, 2014

MTT Conducts Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky


(MTT cond.)
Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss          
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements          
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Opus 13, Winter Daydreams  

Performance date: Week of 4/7/2007        

December 2, 2014

MTT Conducts Beethoven


(MTT cond.)
Knussen: Symphony No. 3, Opus 18          
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B‑flat major, Opus 60 

Performance date: Week of 1/11/2008        

December 9, 2014

MTT Conducts Copland


(MTT cond.)
Copland: Music from the film Our Town          
Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6 [1929 revision]          
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68    

Performance date: Week of 1/7/2009

December 16, 2014

MTT Conducts Sibelius 


(MTT cond.)
Sibelius: The Oceanides, Opus 73          
Ravel: La Valse     
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Opus 17, Little Russian          
Shostakovich: Polka from The Golden Age, Opus 22 [encore]    

Performance date: Week of 1/22/2014    

December 23, 2014

Handel's Messiah


Performance date: TBD

December 30, 2014

MTT Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 9


(MTT cond.)
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Performance date: Week of 5/1/2011    

January 6, 2015

Barantschik Performs Schnittke    


(MTT cond.)
Mahler: Blumine  
Schnittke: Violin Concerto No. 4 (feat. Alexander Barantschik)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68, Pastoral

Performance date: Week of 5/16/2012  

January 13, 2015

MTT Conducts Adams and Mahler


(MTT cond.)
Adams, Samuel Carl: Drift and Providence      
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C‑sharp minor          

Performance date: Week of 9/28/2012

January 20, 2015

Bates Performs Bates


(MTT cond.)
Beethoven: Romance in G major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 40 (feat. Alexander Barantschik)
Beethoven: Romance in F major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 50 (feat. Alexander Barantschik)
Bates: The B‑Sides (feat. Mason Bates)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92 

Performance date: Week of 1/20/2014

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