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Michael Tilson Thomas News

Date of Birth: December 21, 1944 (71)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Brent Assink to Step Down as Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony After 18 SeasonsBrent Assink to Step Down as Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony After 18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Brent Assink, Executive Director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1999 and a shaper of Bay Area cultural life for almost two decades, today announced his plans to conclude his tenure with the Symphony in 2017. When he leaves, he will have served at the organization's helm for 18 years, during which he encouraged and led innovative artistic and media projects, worked to strengthen organizational stability, and captured global recognition for the Orchestra. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, 10/28Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release an all-Debussy album featuring three works that illustrate the French composer's mastery of orchestration including Images pour orchestre, Jeux, and La plus que lente, on the Orchestra's Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label on Friday, October 28, 2016. The recording will be available for pre-order on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Debussy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This recording is presented by SFS Media in premium audio hybrid SACD as well as studio master-quality download. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San Francisco Symphony's opening night gala. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Begin New Season of Young People's Concerts in OctoberNew York Philharmonic To Begin New Season of Young People's Concerts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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A Concert with Commentary: Jeffrey Siegel Returns with His Inside Look at Piano ClassicsA Concert with Commentary: Jeffrey Siegel Returns with His Inside Look at Piano Classics
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been a soloist with the world's great orchestras and has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time. He has performed his Keyboard Conversations® at Harris Center every year since the facility opened; the reasons for this are instantly obvious. In presenting these "concerts with lively commentary," Mr. Siegel offers comments on the work, the composer, even the times in which the work was composed and then gives a virtuosic performance of a piano masterpiece. A lively Q&A concludes the concert. His presentations enrich the listening experience for the avid music lover as well as provide an inviting, instantly accessible introduction to great music for those new to classical music. "An achievement of a sort seldom heard" (New York Times). (more...)

Sir Simon Rattle to Conclude 'Perspectives' Series at Carnegie Hall This FallSir Simon Rattle to Conclude 'Perspectives' Series at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Esteemed conductor Sir Simon Rattle concludes his two-season Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall this fall, leading four concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ensemble Connect, and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Maestro Rattle launched his Perspectives series last November, leading the Berliner Philharmoniker in a Beethoven symphony cycle over five consecutive days. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra Featuring Gianandrea Noseda and Yuja Wang to Perform at NJPAC This FallLondon Symphony Orchestra Featuring Gianandrea Noseda and Yuja Wang to Perform at NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Dmitri Shostakovich. His defiant music was silenced by Soviet authority. His response could have cost him his life. But it proved to be his greatest triumph. London Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich's rebellious Fifth Symphony. (more...)

Grammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES 10/14Grammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In collaboration with PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES series, The Recording Academy will air 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends' - a special all-star concert honoring The Recording Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients (more...)

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In collaboration with the The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. (more...)

Steve Reich Celebrates 80th Birthday with His Works in New York, London and ParisSteve Reich Celebrates 80th Birthday with His Works in New York, London and Paris
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steve Reich's 80th is celebrated with over 400 performances in more than 20 countries during the 2016-2017 season. With the birthday itself falling on October 3, this fall brings major series focuses in New York, London and Paris as well as first performances of his latest works. (more...)

Oshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUKOshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Oshman Family JCC will present the West Coast premiere of an acclaimed new production of The Dybbuk, featuring an all-star cast, 8pm Saturday, September 24, and 5pm Sunday, September 25 at the OFJCC's Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. The Dybbuk is a multimedia chamber opera composed by Ofer Ben-Amots, inspired by S. Ansky's timeless Yiddish play, and directed by Thomas Lindblade. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Laura Osnes, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up at Joe's PubMichael Cerveris, Laura Osnes, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly shows, running August 17-28. Scroll down for details! (more...)

California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 9, 2016) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera open the Orchestra's 30th season on Sunday, September 18 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with an early work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, written when he was a Young American Composer-in-Residence there, a performance of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, and flutist Annie Wu, an East Bay native and SF Symphony Youth Orchestra alumna, as soloist in Mozart's Flute Concerto in G.  (more...)

Peter Pastreich Named Interim Executive Director at American Conservatory TheaterPeter Pastreich Named Interim Executive Director at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

American Conservatory Theater Board of Trustees-led by Chair Nancy Livingston-announced today the appointment of Peter Pastreich as interim executive director of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). (more...)

21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2016-17 of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

21C MEDIA GROUP just released its season preview of opera, vocal and choral music for 2016-17. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Study of New World Symphony WALLCAST Concerts Reveals Younger, Ethnically Diverse AudienceStudy of New World Symphony WALLCAST Concerts Reveals Younger, Ethnically Diverse Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The WALLCAST Concert Experience, a yearlong independent study about the New World Symphony's WALLCAST concerts, is now available to the public. The study reveals that audiences for the format are far more diverse than audiences for traditional classical music concerts. This diversity is reflected across multiple indicators-primarily the age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic backgrounds of attendees. (more...)

SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The fourth and penultimate week of the 50th anniversary season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presents nine performances featuring the best of Mozart's operatic and choral repertoire as well as a highly-anticipated New York premiere. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of ConcertsSan Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) celebrate the 80th birthday of Steve Reich with a diverse week of concerts highlighting the seminal composer's works September 7-11, 2016 at Davies Symphony Hall. (more...)

Daniela Mack Replaces Sasha Cooke in Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 OpenerDaniela Mack Replaces Sasha Cooke in Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opener
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Lincoln Center announces an artist update for the 50th season's opening program on July 25 and 26. Due to pregnancy, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has withdrawn from these performances and will be replaced by Daniela Mack, who makes her New York and Mostly Mozart Festival debuts. (more...)

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