Wrap up your weekday with KDFC Tonight as Rik Malone explores a different theme each evening from 8 – 11. From What’s New Wednesdays to birthday celebrations, see what Rik has planned this week.
MONDAY: The Name Game: Composers who changed their names, composers named after other composers, and two soloists who lost their names!
TUESDAY: Guest conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the San Francisco Symphony in the work that freed Johannes Brahms from the ghost of Beethoven and an overture by Esa-Pekka Salonen that comes with a twist. Concertmaster Alexander Barantshik is the soloist for an intimate, late masterpiece by Shostakovich.
WEDNESDAY: Italian Journey – play musical tourist with Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Berlioz, Bach, Strauss and more.
THURSDAY: Moonlighting: composers and their day jobs, from the King of England to a NYC cab driver to the father of modern astronomy!
FRIDAY: French Friday!