Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music. Today, the Orchestra's artistic vitality, recordings, and groundbreaking multimedia educational projects, carry its impact throughout American musical life.
"At a time when America's major orchestras are struggling to define their missions and maintain audiences, the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas is an exception."
--The New York Times
Co-founder and President of WCLV, Robert is the dean of orchestra commentators, having been the host for the broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1965. Research indicates that Robert has been the continuous commentator for an orchestra broadcast series longer than anyone else in the history of American radio. Also, he hosts Weekend Radio (Saturdays at 10:00 pm on WCLV), a unique and award-winning conglomeration of comedy and light classical music heard on some 80 radio stations throughout the country.
Alec Baldwin hosts the New York Philharmonic. He last appeared on stage in The Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2004 Broadway revival of Hecht and MacArthur’s The Twentieth Century. His other stage appearances include Gross Points (Bay Street Theatre, 2001). His Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Gregory Mosher (Tony Nomination), Joe Orton’s Loot, directed by John Tillinger (Theatre World Award), and Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money. Baldwin's Off-Broadway appearances include Macbeth, in the 1998 New York Shakespeare Festival production, directed by George C. Wolf, Prelude to a Kiss at Circle Rep, directed by Norman Rene (Obie Award), and David Mamet’s Life in the Theatre at the Hartman, directed by A.J. Antoon.