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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Seasonal, 8 to 10pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at

Known for its innovative programs that span a wide variety of both traditional and new music, the San Francisco Symphony has grown in stature under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, setting the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world.

July 2018 with The San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra

Jun 25, 2018

The San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 2017-2018 season with an exciting program featuring Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Ligeti! 

7/4           Liszt: Prometheus Ligeti: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams (Christian Tetzlaff, v; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

Meet Mason Bates, composer by day, club DJ by night, and hear his music on the June 6th broadcast. Read more about Mason

The Mercury News

Now in his 24th season as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas welcomed The Mercury News into his Cow Hollow neighborhood home (in 2014) for this in-depth Q&A with the Maestro.


The new season of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra broadcasts begin on April 11th.  This month, meet SFSO Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik as he is soloist on the 4/25 program.

September 2017 San Francisco Symphony Programs

Aug 30, 2017
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9/5        Brahms: Variations of a Theme by Haydn Berlioz: La Mort de Cléopâtre; L'Île inconnue, from Les Nuits d'été Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Brahms : Serenade No. 2 (Susan Graham, ms ; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

9/12      Stravinsky : Scènes de ballet John Adams: The Wound Dresser Stravinsky: Petrushka; Circus Polka; Divertimento (Thomas Hampson, bar; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

August 2017 San Francisco Symphony Programs

Jul 26, 2017

Journey to the past of fairy tales with morals when we hear Ravel's Ma Mère l’Oye on 8/15.

8/1        Strauss: Serenade; Brentano Lieder Schumann: Symphony No.1, Spring Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Laura Claycomb, s; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

July 2017 San Francisco Symphony Programs

Jun 29, 2017
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  7/4        Ravel: Menuet antique Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 Rossini: Overture to La scala di seta Respighi: Feste romane Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (Daniil Trifonov, p; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

Known for their innovative programming, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, brings a season of old favorites as well as new works and commissions.

Tune in at 8:00 pm on 7/18 for Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass.  The San Francisco Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin, joins the orchestra.

Tuesdays at 8:00 pm for 13 weeks.

San Francisco Symphony Presents: Fidelio

Oct 14, 2016
Player FM

Sat 11/26, 1:00 p.m.

Beethoven: Fidelio

CAST (in order of appearance):
Jaquino: Nicholas Phan
Marzelline: Joélle Harvey
Rocco: Kevin Langan
Leonore: Nina Stemme
Don Pizarro: Alan Held
First Prisoner: Matthew Newlin
Second Prisoner: Craig Verm
Florestan: Brandon Jovanovich
Don Fernando: Luca Pisaroni