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.

 

New Work: MTT leads New World Symphony

Apr 14, 2017

On April 29, co-founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to Miami Beach to lead the New World Symphony in its annual New Work concert.

The performance features Supko’s broken on the wheel of night, Bettison’s Lights in Ashes, Reeves’s Selected Poems, and Castiglioni’s Inverno In-ver.

 

Photo: Rui Dias Aidos

MTT & San Francisco Symphony make two appearances at Carnegie Hall

Mar 22, 2017

This April, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony appear for two concerts at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

MTT takes the podium on April 7 to lead Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with Gautier Capuçon, Cage’s The Seasons, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

On April 8, MTT conducts the orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and in the Adagio from Symphony No. 10.

 

MTT & San Francisco Symphony present ‘Symphony Pride’

Mar 1, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony join singer Audra McDonald to present Symphony Pride.

The April 4 concert at Davies Symphony Hall celebrates the Bay Area’s spirit of inclusion and diversity, recognizing and supporting the Bay Area LGBTQ community. Symphony Pride falls on the eve of the SFS’s East Coast tour, which was to have included two concerts in North Carolina that were cancelled in response to discriminatory legislation adopted by the state.

The event underlines MTT and the orchestra’s commitment to inclusion and also supports service organizations working towards equality for all. Ticket proceeds will benefit non-profits that provide services to the Bay Area LGBTQ community.

Read more about the event at The New York Times

 

Cage, Bartók & Bruch with San Francisco Symphony

Feb 25, 2017

This March, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to Davies Symphony Hall to lead the San Francisco Symphony in the music of Cage, Bartók, Bruch, and Robin Holloway.

MTT leads the SFS in Cage’s The Seasons and Robin Holloway’s Europa and the Bull plus Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra on March 23 and 24.

On March 25 and 26, MTT and the orchestra perform Bruch’s First Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti, Cage’s The Seasons, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

 

Photo by Kristen Loken

MTT returns to lead Philadelphia Orchestra in March

Feb 24, 2017

From March 10 to 12, Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

MTT and the orchestra are joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos for Berg’s Violin Concerto, and MTT leads the orchestra in Crawford-Seeger’s Andante for Strings and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”

 

MTT & San Francisco Symphony perform Shostakovich, Gnesin, & Tchaikovsky

Feb 17, 2017

From March 1 to 4, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in the music of Shostakovich, Gnesin, and Tchaikovsky.

The concerts at Davies Symphony Hall spotlight Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with featured soloist Gautier Capuçon, Gnesin’s The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball of Nothingtown, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.”

 

MTT & San Francisco Symphony with Leila Josefowicz

Jan 18, 2017

From February 22 to 25 at Davies Symphony Hall, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony reunite with violinist Leila Josefowicz for John Adams’s Scheherazade.2. Also featured on the program are selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet.

The concerts are part of a three-week celebration of John Adams’s 70th birthday.

 

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