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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 22, 2018
Sheng - "The Dream of the Red Chamber" Overture
Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 1; Yuja Wang, piano
Stravinsky - The Song of the Nightingale
Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite
Tchaikovsky - Serenade in C Major, op. 48 (Encore)

April 29, 2018
Tilson Thomas - Urban Legend
Bartók - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Strauss - Ein Heldenleben, Opus 40

May 6, 2018
Debussy - En blanc et noir
J. Adams - My Father Knew Charles Ives 
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade 
Barber - Knoxville Summer of 1915 [ENCORE] 

May 13, 2018
Mahler - Symphony No. 7 in E minor
Schumann - Symphony No. 3

May 20, 2018
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BW 1075
Brant - Ice Field; Cameron Carpenter, organ
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor, Opus 64
Strauss - Don Juan (Encore)

May 27, 2018
Samuel Carl Adams - Radial Play 
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major for Violin and Viola; Alexander Barantschik, violin; Jonathon Vinocour, viola
Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra 
Debussy - Nocturnes (Encore) 

June 3, 2018
Mahler - Symphony No. 9 in D Major 
Debussy - La Mer (Encore) 

June 10, 2018
Mahler - Blumine
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor; Emanuel Ax, piano
Copland - Music from the film 'Our Town'
Debussy - La Plus que lente
Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Sibelius - Valse Triste
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise, Opus 34, no. 14
Delibes - "Cortege of Bacchus" from Sylvia
Copland - Short Symphony (Encore)

June 17, 2018
Beethoven - Romance in G Major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 40; Alexander Barantschik, violin
Bates - The B-Sides
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 93
Mahler - Adagio from Symphony No. 10 (Encore)

June 24, 2018
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Opus 19; Julia Fischer, violin
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Opus 14
Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 Prague (Encore)

July 1, 2018
R. Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Opus 28
Volkert - Pandora (World Premiere)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Opus 73 Emperor; Yefim Bronfman, piano
Mozart - Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K.425, Linz (Encore)

July 8, 2018
Stravinsky - Agon 
Stravinsky - Violin Concerto in D major; Gil Shaham, violin 
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (1947 revision) 
Stravinsky - Apollo (Encore) 

July 15, 2018
Liszt - Prometheus
Ligeti - Violin Concerto; Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 in g minor, Opus 12; Winter Daydream
Michael Tilson Thomas - Street Song for Symphonic Brass

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 pm - 9 pm