Director Michael Tilson Thomas has been marketing the San Francisco Symphony as one would a pop star: He's wooed critics, promoted records, and even secured placement in a Visa commercial. But selling out has its merits; the orchestra won three Grammys last year and pushed more than 100,000 CDs, thus securing creative flexibility for years to come. This week's guest stint will be a grab bag of crowd-pleasers and eccentric works, including Ravel's sweeping... More >>>