2019

Oct 1, 2020

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (1995 – ) 
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (1987 – ) 
Conductor Emeritus, London Symphony Orchestra (1995 –    ) 
Recipient of the Kennedy Honor 

Tours:
San Francisco Symphony United States Tour (Seattle, Kansas City, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Lincoln, Ames)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Vienna, Lugano, Frankfurt, Budapest, New York)

Guest Engagements:
Orchestre de Paris, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Music Academy of the West

Special Projects:
Premiere of Steve Mackey’s Portals, Scenes, Celebrations
Filming and Broadcast of MTT’s Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind for Medici TV
Filming and Broadcast MTT’s expanded orchestration and arrangement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden for Medici TV
Filming and Broadcast of MTT’s Four Sunset Soliloquy for Medici TV
Premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Fountain of Youth with the New World Symphony at Carnegie Hall
Filming of Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony collaboration S&M2 for theatrical release
Premiere of John Adams’ composition I Still Dance with the San Francisco Symphony
Viola Visions Concert with the New World Symphony

2018

Oct 1, 2020

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (1995 – ) 
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (1987 – ) 
Conductor Emeritus, London Symphony Orchestra (1995 – ) 

Tours:
San Francisco Symphony West Coast Tour (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Costa Mesa)
London Symphony Orchestra (Baden Baden, Amsterdam, Cologne, Stuttgart)
National Youth Orchestra Asian Tour (Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Daejeon)

Guest Engagement:
Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra (Tanglewood), Los Angeles Philharmonic

Recordings for SFS Media: 
Copland – Symphony No. 3
Berg – Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham)
Tilson Thomas – From the Diary of Anne Frank (Isabel Leonard)
Berg – Seven Early Songs 

Special Projects:

Bernstein – Candide, Semi-staged (San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Andrew Stenson, Meghan Picerno, Michael Todd Simpson, Hadleigh Adams, Vanessa Becerra, Sheri Greenawald, Ben Jones, David Varnum, Jonathan Thomas, Matthew Peterson, Clayton Moser, Elliott Encarnación)
Wuorinen – Sudden Changes (SFS Commission, World Premiere)
Mussorgsky – Boris Godunov, Semi-staged (Stanislav Trofimov, Sergei Skorokhodov, Yevgeny Akimov,Vyacheslav Pochapsky, Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev, Aleksey Bogdanov, Stanislav Mostovoy, Jennifer Zetlan, Eliza Bonet, Silvie Jensen, Catherine Cook, Ben Jones, Elliott Encarnación, Matthew Peterson, Jonathan Thomas, Samuel Faustine, Philip Skinner, Chung-Wai Soong, Christopher Bordenave, Judson Emery, Charissa Kroeger, Austyn Rich, Sasha Rivero, and Jobel Medina)
Carnegie Hall Opening Gala (San Francisco Symphony)

 

Compositions:
Sunset Soliloquy: Whitsett Avenue 1963 (John Wilson)
Lope (New World Symphony)

 

2017

Mar 9, 2018

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (1995 – )
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (1987 – )
Conductor Laureate, London Symphony Orchestra (1995 – )

Tours:
San Francisco Symphony, Carnegie Hall.
London Symphony Orchestra Scandinavian Tour (Malmo, Copenhagen, Aalborg)

Guest Engagement:
Louisville Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Recordings for SFS Media:
Berlioz – Romeo and Juliet; San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni
Bernstein – Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs / Chichester Psalms / Arias and Barcarolles / Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; San Francisco Symphony, Isabel Leonard, Ryan McKinney
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6, Pathétique; San Francisco Symphony
Ives – Symphony No. 3 / The Camp Meeting; San Francisco Symphony
Ives – Symphony No. 4; San Francisco Symphony

Special Projects:
Symphony Pride (San Francisco Symphony, Audra McDonald, Michael Hey)

2016

Mar 9, 2018

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (1995 – )
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (1987 – )
Conductor Emeritus, London Symphony Orchestra (1995 – )

Tours:
San Francisco Symphony East Coast Tour (New York, Washington, D.C.)
San Francisco Symphony Asia Tour (Seoul, Tainan, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Tokyo)

Guest Engagement:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Summer Festivals:
Verbier Summer Festival Orchestra

Recordings for SFS Media:
Schumann – Symphony No. 2; San Francisco Symphony
Schumann – Symphony No. 4; San Francisco Symphony

Special Projects:
Bernstein: On The Town, Semi-staged (Amanda Green, David Garrison, Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Isabel Leonard, Shuler Hensley, Sherri Greenwald, Peabody Southwell)
Steve Reich 80th Birthday Concert (Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet, Michael Tilson Thomas, Eighth Blackbird)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5: Discovery Concert (San Francisco Symphony)
Lou Harrison 100th Birthday Celebration

Compositions:
Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind (New World Symphony, Measha Brueggergosman, Kara Dugan, Mikaela Bennett)

2015

Jan 1, 2016

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (1995 – )
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (1987 – )
Principal Guest Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra (1995 – )

Tours:
San Francisco Symphony European Tour: London, Paris, Geneva, Dortmund, Luxembourg, Prague, Vienna. London Symphony Orchestra United States Tour: New York, Davis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, Costa Mesa, San Diego, Las Vegas, Seattle. New World Symphony: New York, Washington DC

Guest Engagements:
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Summer Festivals:
Tanglewood. San Francisco Symphony Summer Festivals Tour: Edinburgh Festival, Proms, Rheingau Festival, Berlin Festival Opening Concerts, Bucharest Festival, Lucerne Festival, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Paris

Recordings for SFS Media:
Adams – Grand Pianola Music; San Francisco Symphony, Synergy Vocals, Hamelin, O. Shaham
Bates – Liquid Interface; San Francisco Symphony
Beethoven – Mass in C; San Francisco Symphony, SFS Chorus, Joélle Harvey, Kelley O’Connor, William Burden, Shenyang
Berg – Three Pieces for Orchestra; San Francisco Symphony
Fauré – Pavane, Op. 50; San Francisco Symphony
Schubert – Rosamunde Entr’acte No. 3; San Francisco Symphony
Dvorak – Legend Op. 59 No. 6; San Francisco Symphony
Grieg – The Last Spring, Op. 34, No. 2; San Francisco Symphony
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1; San Francisco Symphony, Yuja Wang
Litolff – Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4; San Francisco Symphony
Debussy – Images; San Francisco Symphony

Special Projects:
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic co-commission); Los Angeles Philharmonic, Harvey, Cooke, Jovanovich, Shenyang
Beethoven Marathon Concerts: Symphony No. 6, Ah, Perfido!, Kyrie and Gloria from Mass in C, Piano Concerto No. 4, Symphony No. 5, Sanctus From Mass in C, Fantasia in G minor for solo piano, Choral Fantasy, Fidelio, Piano Sonata No. 23, String Quartet in E-flat Major; San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Matilla, Nims, Einfeld, Phan, Shenyang, Biss, Marina, Peterson
MTT 70th Birthday Concert; San Francisco Symphony, Thibaudet, Denk, Wang, Ax

2014

Jan 1, 2015

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (1995 – )
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (1987 – )
Principal Guest Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra (1995 – )

Tours:
San Francisco Symphony European Tour: London, Paris, Geneva, Dortmund, Luxembourg, Prague, Vienna. San Francisco Symphony Fall United States Tour: Kansas City, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Boston, Princeton, New York, Miami

Guest Engagements:
Vienna Philharmonic

Recordings for SFS Media:
Bates – Liquid Interface, The B-Sides, Alternative Energy; San Francisco Symphony
Beethoven – Mass in C; San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Joélle Harvey, Kelley O’Connor, William Burden, Shenyang
Debussy – Images; San Francisco Symphony
Dvorak – Legend Op. 59 No. 6; San Francisco Symphony
Fauré – Pavane, Op. 50; San Francisco Symphony
Grieg – The Last Spring, Op. 34, No. 2; San Francisco Symphony
Litolff – Scherzo from Concerto symphonique No. 4; San Francisco Symphony, Yuja Wang
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1; San Francisco Symphony, Yuja Wang
Schubert – Rosamunde Entr’acte No. 3; San Francisco Symphony
Tchaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy-Overture; San Francisco Symphony
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5; San Francisco Symphony

Special Projects:
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis – New World Symphony
Britten: Peter Grimes (semi-staged); San Francisco Symphony, Skelton, van den Heever, Opie, Murray, Relyea, Maultsby, Brancoveanu, SFS Chorus

2013

Jan 1, 2014

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (1995 –    )
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (1987 –    )
Principal Guest Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra (1995 –    )

Tours:
Vienna Philharmonic European Tour: Vienna, London, Yerevan, Kiev; San Francisco Symphony Fall United States Tour: New York, Champaign-Urbana, Ann Arbor

Guest Engagements:
Vienna Philharmonic, The Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philadelphia Orchestra

Special Projects:
A John Cage Journey (New World Symphony)

Recordings for SFS Media:
Beethoven – Symphony No. 2; San Francisco Symphony
Bernstein – West Side Story; San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
Mahler – Blumine; San Francisco Symphony
Debussy – La plus que lente; San Francisco Symphony
Rachmaninoff – Vocalise; San Francisco Symphony
Sibelius – Valse Trieste; San Francisco Symphony
Delius – On Hearing the Fust Cuckoo in Spring; San Francisco Symphony
Delibes – Cortege de Bacchus from Sylvia; San Francisco Symphony

2012

Jan 1, 2012

Music Director, San Francisco Symphony (since 1995)
Artistic Director, New World Symphony (since 1990)
Principal Guest Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra (since 1995)

Tours:

London Symphony Orchestra, Spanish Tour
San Francisco Symphony, Mavericks Tour: Chicago, Ann Arbor, New  York
London Symphony Orchestra, Summer Festivals Tour: Weisbaden,  Gstaad, Rimini, Verona, Berlin,  Schloss, Bonn, Basel
San Francisco Symphony, Asian Tour: Macau, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo

Guest Engagements:

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Summer Festivals:

San Francisco Symphony, Stern Grove Festival

Special Projects:

American Mavericks Festival. Barbary Coast & Beyond: Music from the Gold Rush to the Panama-Pacific Exhibition.
Music and Emotion Through Time talk at TED2012 Full Spectrum Conference

Recordings for SFS Media:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9; San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
Cowell: Piano Concerto; San Francisco Symphony, Jeremy Denk
Harrison: Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra; San Francisco Symphony, Paul Jacobs
Varese: Amériques; San Francisco Symphony

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