San Francisco Symphony Plays Viennese & American Classics

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When the San Francisco Symphony cancelled its East Coast tour last March amid a two-week strike, its performances at Carnegie Hall were among the casualties. But now the orchestra is back at the hall to give two concerts, the first of which WQXR broadcasts live.

    The program balances American and Viennese repertoire, with works by Mozart and Beethoven alongside those by Copland and Steven Mackey. Pianist and recent multiple-award winner Jeremy Denk is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503. In this clip Denk explains why this concerto is a "musician's piece":

    Join us for a live chat and Twitter conversation below starting at 8 pm. Our special chat guest will be Joshua Kosman, classical music critic of the San Francisco Chronicle. The formal broadcast begins at 8 pm.


    San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
    Jeremy Denk, Piano

    • BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
    • STEVEN MACKEY Eating Greens
    • MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
    • COPLAND Symphonic Ode