Michael Tilson Thomas & the San Francisco Symphony to Premiere Keeping Score: Mahler on PBS Summer 2011
Orchestra’s acclaimed Keeping Score Project Also Features New Interactive Companion Web Site, National Public Radio Series, Home Video on DVD and Blu-Ray
The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas will present new episodes of their acclaimed Keeping Score television series on PBS in Summer 2011 (check local listings), exploring the life and music of Gustav Mahler. In a year marking the centenary of both the death of Gustav Mahler and the birth of the San Francisco Symphony, the Orchestra’s Keeping Score project focuses on the enigmatic composer with two one-hour documentary-style episodes, two live-performance programs, new Mahler-related content at http://www.keepingscore.org and a 13-part national radio series. The Keeping Score project is a natural outgrowth of the San Francisco Symphony’s almost century-long commitment to make classical music more accessible and meaningful to people of all ages and musical backgrounds. National broadcast dates on PBS will be announced later this spring.