The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), founded in 1911, is an orchestra based in San Francisco, California. Since 1980, the orchestra has performed at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in the City's Hayes Valley neighborhood. The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (founded in 1981) and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus (1972) are part of the organization. Its current music director is Michael Tilson Thomas, who has held the position since September 1995.

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  • Maurice Ravel called his score to the ballet Daphnis et Chloé a "great, choreographic symphony." The ballet lasted only a couple of performances, but the score has become - like the Greek gods - immortal. Concerts April 19-21, 2018. Tickets at https://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/French-Greats-Debussy-and-Ravel.aspx Hosted by KDFC’s Rik Malone. For more podcasts go to: https://www.sfsym...

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  • Experience a range of French interpretations of classic texts, featuring Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé inspired by the ancient Greek tale of two lovers and their adventures. Hear what Ravel described as "a vast musical fresco . . . faithful to the Greece of my dreams." Also on the program, Ravel’s mesmerizing Shéhérazade performed by the incomparable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. April 19-21, 2018 at Dav...

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  • After a series of successful tone poems based on literary sources, Richard Strauss found a fascinating new subject to write about: himself. His Alpine Symphony is based on eventful day trip he took as a boy; an epic musical journey to the summit and back again. Concerts April 12-14, 2018. For tickets go to: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Beethoven-Third-Piano-Concerto.aspx Hosted b...

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  • In this episode, special guest host Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas talks about a work Mahler called a “foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound,” his Symphony No. 5. Concerts March 22-25, 2018. For tickets go to http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/MTT-Conducts-Mahler-Fifth.aspx Hosted by KDFC’s Rik Malone. For more podcasts go to: https://www.sfsymphony.org/Watch-Listen-Learn/Podcas...

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  • The Four Ritual Dances from Michael Tippett’s opera "The Midsummer Marriage" follow the opera’s lead characters on their journey to integrate light and shadow and become whole; a path that mirrored the composer’s own. Hosted by KDFC’s Rik Malone. For more podcasts go to: https://www.sfsymphony.org/Watch-Listen-Learn/Podcasts-and-Music Stay connected with us: Facebook: http://facebook.com/sfsympho...

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  • In summer 1940, while enjoying a very busy career as a pianist and conductor, Rachmaninoff finally found time to compose while vacationing on Long Island. Following the successful dance production of his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, choreographed by Mikhail Fokine, Rachmaninoff started work on what he called his Fantastic Dances, planning a Philadelphia Orchestra premiere complete with Fokine...

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  • On his conceptualization of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin recalled: “It was on the train, with its steely rhythms, its rattlety-bang that is often so stimulating to a composer…and there I suddenly heard – and even saw on paper – the complete construction of the rhapsody...I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America – of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our metrop...

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  • The Four Ritual Dances from Michael Tippett’s opera "The Midsummer Marriage" follow the opera’s lead characters on their journey to integrate light and shadow and become whole; a path that mirrored the composer’s own. Hosted by KDFC’s Rik Malone. For more podcasts go to: https://www.sfsymphony.org/Watch-Listen-Learn/Podcasts-and-Music Stay connected with us: Facebook: http://facebook.com/sfsympho...

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  • Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado is joined by Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik for Shostakovich's wild and beautiful Violin Concerto No. 2. The program concludes with Brahms' First Symphony, a work whose opening dramatic sequence leads to expansive lyrical moments and a sweeping melody often compared to Beethoven's Ode, "To Joy." For tickets go to: http://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2017-18/Hera...

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  • Beethoven’s first symphony premiered when he was 30. Schubert wrote his first at 16, and Mozart’s was composed when he was only 8. But Johannes Brahms, at 43, had yet to finish his Symphony No. 1, which he’d begun writing more than twenty years previously. A notorious perfectionist, he burned many of his early works and sketches; it was not easy living in the shadow of the giants before him. Hi...

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