Enjoy Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony: S&M2

Join the ultimate heavy metal band as they combine forces with a nearly 80-member orchestra. Filmed over two sold-out shows that opened San Francisco’s Chase Center, the concert features the symphonic renditions of Metallica fan favorites.

WATCH: Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony: S&M 2 (Extended) | one-hour version

Praised by critics, the concert captures Metallica fan favorites performed with elaborate symphonic arrangements. Songs include “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Enter Sandman,” “The Outlaw Torn,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “One,” “Master of Puppets” and more. “The group proved that anything was possible by teaming up with the Symphony,” said Rolling Stone, adding that “you could practically hear Beethoven roll over.” “One of the most epic shows of their lives,” said British weekly magazine Kerrang!, and Metal Hammer called the event “a must see.”

SUPPORT: Contribute to Arizona PBS and get the 2-CD set or the vinyl and digital download combo.

In September 2019, Metallica reunited for two incredible nights with the nearly 80-member San Francisco Symphony. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first S&M concert, these two sold-out performances were the first ever at the new Chase Center in Metallica’s hometown San Francisco. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo combined forces with the symphony, led by conductor Edwin Outwater, with a special appearance by legendary conductor and longtime San Francisco Symphony Musical Director Michael Tilson Thomas. The concerts marked the first time these two venerable music institutions have performed together on stage since 1999, documented in S&M, the Grammy-winning album and concert film.

Sponsor message:

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Join Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza as she discovers that much of what we enjoy in contemporary Christmas — from carols to gift-giving, feasting and drinking — was just as popular 500 years ago, with some surprising Tudor twists.

Great Performances: 'Lea Salonga In Concert'

Television's longest-running performing arts anthology brings you the best in music, dance and theater.

John Denver: Country Roads - Live In England

Join the beloved recording artists at a concert filmed in 1986 that showcases Denver's fine voice and easygoing manner.