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The San Francisco Symphony continues a tradition that began in 1926, when it became the first symphonic ensemble in the United States heard in regular radio broadcasts.


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Sunday, April 3, 2016 Permalink

San Francisco Symphony: Program Details 3 April 2016

Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas

MTT and the SFS return to Capital Public Radio this week with two works by Beethoven, a Rossini Overture, and a new work by young American composer Mason Bates, Alternative Energy, which Bates describes as "an ‘energy symphony’ spanning four movements and hundreds of years." (See link to the right for more.)


Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra

Bates: Alternative Energy

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Opus 15
Soloist: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67