Michael Tilson Thomas to be featured in two PBS Great Performances broadcasts airing on March 29 & 30
Feb 7, 2012
Michael Tilson Thomas will be featured in two newGreat Performances presentations to be broadcast nationally in the US on PBS this March. On Thursday, March 29, PBS airs The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater at 8 p.m. (check local listings). The television program, written and hosted by MTT, examines the life and legacy of MTT’s grandparents, the Yiddish theater pioneers Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky. After its national broadcast on PBS, The Thomashefskys will bereleased on DVD by New Video on April 24 with bonus material that includes musical performances, an interview with MTT, and a feature on the New World Symphony.
On March 30, PBS’s Great Performances broadcasts the San Francisco Symphony’s Centennial Season opening night gala, San Francisco Symphony at 100. Starting at 9 p.m., the two-hour broadcast is hosted by best-selling author Amy Tan and features MTT conducting violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor and pianist Lang Lang performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major. On April 1, San Francisco Symphony at 100 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray with bonus historical material on April 1.
Pre-order The Thomashefskys on DVD from theSan Francisco Symphony e-store orAmazon.com. On April 24 The Thomashefskyswill also be available for digital download oniTunes and on sale at the New World Symphony’s website.
Pre-order San Francisco Symphony at 100 on DVD and Blu-ray now from the San Francisco Symphony e-store to be released nationally on April 1