Dec 9, 2019
Last weekend, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) was recognized at the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors Gala for lifetime artistic achievements.
“Michael Tilson Thomas goes far beyond keeping score,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “He has shaped American music and musical institutions for the 21st century.”
Fellow Honorees were R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, and children’s television program Sesame Street.
Watch the Honors Week Tribute: A Michael Tilson Thomas Journey led by Teddy Abrams on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.