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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:

June 16, 2019
Josef Haydn Symphony No. 69 in C major, Laudon
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 3 in C major, Opus 52 
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67
Igor Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements 

June 23, 2019
Michael Tilson Thomas - Agnegram 
Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Opus 21 (Yuja Wang; piano)
Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E major
Alberto Ginastera - Malombo from Estancia Suite

June 30, 2019
Charles Ives - From the Steeples and the Mountains 
Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question 
Michael Tilson Thomas - Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
Lou Harrison - Selections from Suite for Violin with American Gamelan
George Antheil - A Jazz Symphony
Johann Sebastian Bach - Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

July 7, 2019
Charles Ives - Psalm 90 (Jonathan Dimmock; SFS Chorus) 
Antonin Dvorak - The American Flag, Op. 102 (Amitai Pati, Philip Skinner, SFS Chorus)
Various [Hymns] Glaser: “O For A Thousand Tongues”; Converse: “What a Friend”; Mason: “There is a Fountina”; Air: “Happy Land”; Nagelli: “Father, Whate’er Of Earthly Bliss”’ Bradbury: “Just As I Am” (Susan Matthews, SFS Chorus)
Charles Ives Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting 
George Gershwin - An American in Paris
Leonard Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

July 14, 2019
John Adams - Scheherazade.2
Sergei Prokofiev - Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Opus 64
Maurice Ravel - La Valse

July 21, 2019
Mikhail Gnessin - The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball of Nothingtown, Opus 41
Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 107
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, Pathetique
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 34

July 28, 2019
John Cage - The Seasons
Robin Holloway - Europa and the Bull, Opus 121
Bela Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra 
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings 

August 11, 2019
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - German Dances, K. 509
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Exultate jubilate, K. 165
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4 in G major
Aaron Copland - Short Symphony

August 25, 2019
Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3, Opus 72a 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No.14 in E-flat Major, K. 449 - (Emanuel Ax, piano)
Arthur Schoenberg - Piano Concerto, Opus 42 (Emanuel Ax, piano)
Richard Strauss - Til Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Opus 28 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia concertante in E-flat 

September 1, 2019
Charles Wuorinen - Sudden Changes
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Opus 26 (Behzod Abduraimov, piano)
Aaron Copland - Symphony No. 3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 35

September 15, 2019
Alban Berg - Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Masonic Funeral Music

September 22, 2019
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 6, Op. 104
Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105  
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 
Aaron Copland - Quiet City 

September 29, 2019
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Mikhail Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila

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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