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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:

July 12, 2020
Stravinsky: Perséphone
Stravinsky: The Firebird 
Samuel Carl Adams: Radial Play 

July 19, 2020
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major (Part 1)
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major (Part 2)
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

July 26, 2020
Michael Tilson Thomas: From the Diary of Anne Frank
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

August 2, 2020
Berg: Seven Early Songs
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D major, Op. 125
Samuel Carl Adams: Drift and Providence

August 9, 2020
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat
Stravinsky: Scherzo ala russe

August 16, 2020
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Metacosmos
R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Opus 30
Sibelius: Four Legends from the Kalevala, Opus 22

August 23, 2020
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56, “Scottish”
Schubert: Symphony in B minor (Unfinished)

August 30, 2020
Steven Mackey: Portals, Scenes and Celebrations 
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 
Michael Tilson Thomas: Street Song

September 6, 2020
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin 
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 

September 13, 2020
Wagner: Good Friday Spell from Parsifal 
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K 297 (300), “Paris” 
Barber: Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
J.S. Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2

September 20, 2020
Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Wagner: Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Schumann: Symphony No. 4

October 4, 2020
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 
Brahms: Serenade No. 2

October 11, 2020
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 revision) 
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major  
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (1947 revision) 
Copland: Quiet City

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.


Sunday 7:00 p.m.