San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas journeys to rural Bohemia to rediscover the inspirations of Mahler’s music, and traces Gustav Mahler’s life through the premiere of his first symphony in 1888. It shocked the contemporary audience, but as Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony reveal, on location and in performance, this ground-breaking symphony contains elements of everything else that Mahler composed. Shot on location in the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and in performance in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.
Australian Pink Floyd is the best Pink Floyd tribute band around. They played for David Gilmour’s 50th birthday party, and jammed with the original Pink Floyd band members.
Support KCPT and receive tickets to the Wednesday, October 19, 2011 concert, 8 pm at the Uptown Theater.
Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour 2011 stops at Starlight Theater on Wednesday, August 31, 7:30 pm.
Coming up on the next episode of The Local Show: Randy Mason talks to Evan Luskin about his career with the Lyric Opera and to Bruce Branit about the world of Hollywood special effects. We tag along on a tour of one of the Kansas City, Missouri school district’s empty school buildings as the district tries to find buyers. And we take a look at what you can expect at the Kansas City Art Institute’s Art of the Car Concours.
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