Project 305 celebrates diversity of Miami & power of music

Oct 13, 2017

New World Symphony co-founder and artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas joins the orchestra this October for the culmination of Project 305. A nearly yearlong exploration, Project 305 asked residents of Miami-Dade County to submit soundbytes from around the city. Miami in Movements, the work created by composer Ted Hearne and filmmaker Jonathan David Kane from over 1,000 crowd submissions, is premiered by MTT and the NWS on October 21.

Project 305 celebrates the Miami community and the power of music to bring people together. The evening will include performances by Miami-based musical groups including Picadillo, the Barry Bucaneiros, and the gospel choir of Miami Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Audiences can attend the free concert at New World Center, watch live at New World Center’s WALLCAST®, and tune in on Facebook Live. A virtual reality experience, available on-site and on your personal electronic device, will showcase Miami’s diverse neighborhoods, transporting participants to different parts of the county.

Project 305 is a collaboration of the New World Symphony, Knight Foundation, MIT Media Lab, and Miami-Dade County.

MTT & New World Symphony open 2017/18 academic season

Sep 18, 2017

This October, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas reunites with the New World Symphony to open their 2017/18 academic season in Miami Beach, FL.

MTT and the NWS take the stage at New World Center with Yuja Wang for the opening concerts on October 14 and 15. Yuja joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5, and the orchestra plays Rimsky-Korsakov’s Cappriccio espagnol plus Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet.

On October 27, MTT conducts Schubert’s Overture to Rosamunde, Webern’s Five Movements, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.”

MTT and the orchestra join cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violist Jonathan Vinocour for Strauss’s Don Quixote on October 28 in a concert also comprising the music of Schubert and Mendelssohn.

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San Francisco Symphony: Opening Concerts of the 17/18 Season

Aug 22, 2017

Following a gala performance on September 14, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas launches the San Francisco Symphony’s subscription concerts with the music of Bernstein, Bartók, and more.

From September 22 to 24, MTT conducts the SFS in an all-Bernstein program, marking the start of a season-long celebration of the composer/conductor’s centenary. The concert spotlights performances by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, bass-baritone Ryan McKinney, clarinetist Carey Bell, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. MTT leads Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs; Chichester Psalms; Arias and Barcarolles; and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

On September 28 and 30 and October 1, MTT takes the stage with pianist Jeremy Denk and the SFS for Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program is Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.


San Francisco Symphony opens 2017/18 season

Aug 8, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas opens the San Francisco Symphony’s 2017/18 season this September with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

MTT and Mr. Ma join the orchestra for Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Also on the program is Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Ravel’s Boléro.

The Opening Night Gala is held on September 14, 2017.


MTT joins Emanuel Ax & Vienna Philharmonic

Aug 1, 2017

On September 9, Michael Tilson Thomas joins Emanuel Ax and the Vienna Philharmonic for a performance in Lucerne, Switzerland.

With Emanuel Ax, MTT and the orchestra take the stage for Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E-Flat Major. MTT also leads the Vienna Philharmonic in Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Joseph Hayden and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

New recording: Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra

Jun 30, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in their first-ever digital-only release. The recording spotlights Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra.

Released by Grammy Award-winning SFS Media, the album is presented in studio master quality for download and streaming, and marks the launch the Symphony’s digital-only release series.

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MTT returns to lead London Symphony Orchestra in June

May 17, 2017

Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas reunites with the London Symphony Orchestra this June.

On June 4 in London, MTT leads the LSO in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” featuring violinist Lisa Batiashvili. MTT and the LSO are joined by pianist Yuja Wang on June 8 for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5.

MTT and the LSO then embark on a European tour, joined by Yuja Wang. The tour begins in Malmö, Sweden on June 10, featuring the music of Brahms and Tchaikovsky. In Denmark, MTT, the LSO, and Yuja Wang appear in Copenhagen on June 11 and in Aalborg on June 12. The tour concludes in Lahti, Finland on June 13.


New World Symphony: MTT & orchestra close 2016/17 academic season

Apr 20, 2017

To close the 2016/17 academic season at the New World Symphony, co-founder and artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra with Alisa Weilerstein, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” and Delius’s The Walk to Paradise Garden.

The May 6 & 7 performances at New World Center are also part of the academic season’s WALLCAST series.


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