MONDAY: Classical Pride: Celebrating LGBT composers, including one who was a suffragette, one who was investigated by the FBI, and a couple who were….a couple!
TUESDAY: Superstar baritone Thomas Hampson joins MTT and the San Francisco Symphony for John Adams’ The Wound Dresser, his setting of Walt Whitman’s poems about life, death and the power of human compassion. You’ll also hear two ballets by Stravinsky inspired by his childhood memories.
WEDNESDAY: We celebrate African-American Music Month with a pianist who got his big break on national TV at 16, two symphonies inspired by spirituals, a composer and a performer steeped in the jazz tradition, and more.
THURSDAY: Romancing the Stone (or, in some cases, “Stein”): Bernstein, Waldstein, a couple of Rubinsteins and more rock solid hits!
FRIDAY: American Journey: European composers who took the long sea voyage to the US, and the music they brought with them – or wrote here!