London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Laureate

MTT debuted with the LSO in 1970, was appointed Principal Conductor in 1987, and was named Principal Guest Conductor in 1995. He conducts the ensemble every season.

On March 11, 2015, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the London Symphony Orchestra at Buckingham Palace in a concert hosted by HM The Queen. Photo by Kevin Leighton

The performance celebrated the musical life of the nation, on the occasion of Michael Tilson Thomas's 70th birthday. Photo by Kevin Leighton​

As Principal Conductor, MTT led the orchestra on regular tours in Europe, the United States and Japan. In London they mounted festivals focusing on the music of Steve Reich, George Gershwin, Johannes Brahms, Toru Takemitsu, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the School of St. Petersburg, Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler.

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