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Season 39, Episode 13 San Francisco Symphony at 100

First Aired: March 30, 2012

Under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony marks its centennial season with an opening-night gala at Davies Symphony Hall, which features violinist Itzhak Perlman on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor and pianist Lang Lang on Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major. Interspersed throughout are historical documentaries about the symphony that are narrated by author Amy Tan, who also hosts.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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