March 2015 Highlights from the SFSO

March 2015 Highlights from the SFSO

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Ravel's Left Hand Piano concerto was written for Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in World War I. Hear the work performed by the San Fransisco Symphony and pianist Marc-André Hamelin this month on Classical 91.5.

The San Fransisco Symphony performs romantic favoriates and lesser known pieces, such as Dutilleux's second Symphony and Britten's concerto for violin and viola, as part of the March 2015 concert features.

3/3       Semyon Bychkov and David Robertson conduct Carter: Variations for Orchestra Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand wtih Marc-André Hamelin, Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Ravel: La Valse, and Dutilleux: Symphony No. 2

3/10     Michael Tilson Thomas and  Juraj Valčuha conduct Dvořák: Cello Concerto with soloist Gautier Capuçon, Kodály: Dances of Galánta, Bartók: Suite from The Wooden Prince, and Varese:  Ameriques (Gautier Capuçon, c; Juraj Valčuha and Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

3/17     Kirill Karabits and Michael Tilson Thomas conduct Honegger: Pacific 231, Britten: Concerto for Violin and Viola with solosits Alexander Barantschik and Jonathan Vinocour, Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian 

3/24   Roberto Abbado and Michael Tilson Thomas conduct Schumann: Genoveva Overture, and Piano Concerto with Johnathan Biss, Ivan Fedele: Scena, Schubert: Symphony No. 3, and Liszt: Lamento e Trionfo from Tasso 

3/31   Vladimir Jurowski and Michael Tilson Thomas conduct Scriabin: Reverie, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 with Khatia Buniatshvili, Debussy: Jeux, La Mer, and Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3