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Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra’s artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects carry its impact throughout American musical life.


KMFA Broadcast Schedule:

April 18, 2021
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 
Mahler: Adagio from Symphony No. 10 

April 25, 2021
John Adams: I Still Dance 
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor, Opus 40 
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Opus 97, Rhenish 
Brahms: Serenade No 2 in A Major

May 2, 2021
Stravinsky: Canticum sacrum 
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms [1948 revision]
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H.VIIb

May 9, 2021
Schoenberg: Losing Earth 
Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps 
Mussorgsky (Orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition 
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

May 16, 2021
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major,Opus 10 
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Opus 60, Leningrad
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain 

May 23. 2021
R. Strauss: Metamorphosen 
Wagner: Act I from Die Walküre
Copland: Quiet City 

May 30, 2021
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K.482 
Bruckner (Ed. Nowak): Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, Romantic [1878-80 revision]
Stravinsky: Symphony of Wind Instruments 

June 6, 2021
Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Op. 23 
Michael Tilson Thomas: Meditations on Rilke 
Mahler: “Rheinlegendchen” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn 
Mahler: “Das irdische Leben” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn 
Mahler: “Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn 
Mahler: “Urlicht” from Des KnabenWunderhorn 
Ravel: La Valse 
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story 

June 13, 2021
Julia Wolfe: Fountain of Youth 
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Opus 19 
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll 
Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6 [1929 revision] 
Samuel Carl Adams: Drift and Providence 

June 20, 2021
Berwald: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Sinfoniesérieuse 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90 
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 The Linz 

June 27, 2021
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Opus 90
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C Major

July 4, 2021
Dukas: La Peri
Zigman: Tango Manos Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Opus 78, Organ
Copland: Symphony No. 2 – The Short Symphony

Host - Rik Malone

Rik Malone is the evening host at KDFC in San Francisco, and Supervisor of Music Programming for KDFC, KUSC in Los Angeles and their affiliated stations. He is a lifelong musician who studied at Oberlin College and has performed at venues as diverse as The Kennedy Center, The Royal Albert Hall and the legendary rock club CBGB in New York City. Rik has been the radio voice of the San Francisco Symphony broadcasts since 1998. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter, a pair of cocker spaniels, and a cat who is possibly from a higher plane of existence.


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