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Michael Tilson Thomas News

Date of Birth: December 21, 1944 (71)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Present RAVISHMENTThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Present RAVISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates continues his reinvention of the traditional concert experience with the next event in his second season of the KC Jukebox series: the dreamlike world of Ravishment, Monday, January 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Atrium. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Nominated For GrammyMichael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Nominated For Grammy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony's live concert recording of works by Bay Area composer Mason Bates was nominated for a 2017 Grammy® Award today in the category of Best Orchestral Performance.  (more...)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy AwardSan Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today. (more...)

New World Symphony to Launch Project 305New World Symphony to Launch Project 305
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will begin crowdsourcing audio and video content for Project 305, an initiative to create a collaborative symphonic work that reflects the city of Miami through the eyes and ears of its residents. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale to Perform Beethoven's Missa solemnis This JanuaryLos Angeles Master Chorale to Perform Beethoven's Missa solemnis This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will present its first performances of Beethoven's powerful Missa solemnis in 13 years on its own concert series on Saturday, January 21 at 2 PM and Sunday, January 22 at 7 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Heralded as a pillar of the choral and orchestral repertoire, the work is considered a specialty of the Master Chorale that last performed the work with Artistic Director Grant Gershon in Disney Hall in 2004. (more...)

Folksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater ComposersFolksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 To ring in the New Year, on January 1 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Light Up The Night,' a concert of rediscovered and restored pre- and post-WWII music from the theatrical works of the great composers of the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater.  These include Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky and Secunda.  All are leading songwriters from the era of 'The Golden Bride,' which was presented by Folksbiene Theatre in 2015 and 2016.  The cast will feature performers who were acclaimed in that production, backed by a 16-piece orchestra.  The production is in Yiddish with projected supertitles.  The full concert will be offered twice, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. (more...)

NYChoral Rings in the Holiday Season At Alice Tully Hall 12/21NYChoral Rings in the Holiday Season At Alice Tully Hall 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The New York Choral Society (NYChoral) under the direction of its music director David Hayes will ring in the holiday season with a Christmas concert at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday evening, December 21st, at 7:30 p.m. The program, featuring soloists Frederick Ballentine and Justin Hopkins, will present works by two musical giants of 20th Century American choral music, Robert Shaw, whose 100th birthday would have been this year, and Robert De Cormier, NYChoral Music Director Emeritus, who was awarded the 2016 Michael Korn Founders Award by Chorus America for his lifetime contribution to the choral arts. The concert will also include works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Elizabeth Poston, and James MacMillan, and will end with an audience sing-along of beloved Christmas carols. The complete program follows: (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces 'Young People's Concerts'NY Philharmonic Announces 'Young People's Concerts'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The 94th season of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) will continue on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. with "Classical," the second program in this season's series, The Ages of Music - each program exploring the sound, composers, and culture of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras, respectively. The all-Mozart program will feature the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and selections from the Symphony No. 31, Paris; Flute Concerto No. 2, with Philharmonic flutist Yoobin Son in her Philharmonic solo debut; and Symphony No. 39. Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen will conduct the program; Vice President, Education, Theodore Wiprud will host the event, which will also feature classical dancer Thomas Baird and hip-hop dancer Quilan Arnold. The scriptwriters and directors are Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe, whose collaborations include the Tony-nominated and Olivier Award-winning Legally Blonde, The Musical. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASSNew York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Eric Owen Withdraws From Duo-Recital, Susanna Phillips To Perform Solo, 11/6Eric Owen Withdraws From Duo-Recital, Susanna Phillips To Perform Solo, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that bass-baritone Eric Owens must regrettably withdraw from his upcoming duo-recital with soprano Susanna Phillips scheduled for this Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall due to illness. Ms. Phillips has agreed to instead offer a solo recital joined by pianist Myra Huang and clarinetist Alicia Lee. (more...)

Canada's Honens Piano Announces Rules For 2018 CompetitionCanada's Honens Piano Announces Rules For 2018 Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Calgary-based Honens today announced details of its 2018 Piano Competition.  Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to 30 on August 30, 2018, with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed artists, may apply starting February 1, 2017.  The application deadline is October 31, 2017.  The Competition's Quarterfinals take place in Berlin and New York in March 2018.  Semifinals and Finals take place in Calgary from August 30 to September 8, 2018. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder Go CRAZY FOR YOU, Starting Tonight at Drury LaneBroadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder Go CRAZY FOR YOU, Starting Tonight at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

New World Symphony will Open Seventh Season of PULSE: LATE NIGHT AT THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONYNew World Symphony will Open Seventh Season of PULSE: LATE NIGHT AT THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Celebrating the themes of expression and unity amidst the dynamic diversity of South Florida and the United States just four days before the Presidential election, Pulse: Late Night at the New World Symphony will ask guests to dress to "express themselves" and come together at the iconic multimedia cultural event Friday, November 4, 2016, at the New World Center (500 17th Street). (more...)

Soundbox Launches Its Third Season 12/9Soundbox Launches Its Third Season 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

 SoundBox, the San Francisco Symphony's experimental performance venue and late-night live music series, opens its third season on December 9­-10 with SFS Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas curating and conducting two concerts celebrating the life and work of visionary American composer, artist, writer, and activist Lou Harrison. This season marks the centennial of Lou Harrison's birth; Harrison was born in May 1917 and passed away in February 2003. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, TodayMichael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 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 Today, 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...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Music StaffFlorida Grand Opera Announces New Music Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the promotion and addition of new members to its music staff. Katherine Kozak, continuing in the position of Chorus Master at Florida Grand Opera and celebrating 20 years in the opera industry, will be promoted to also serve as Head Coach of the company's Young Artist Program. Howard Lubin will serve as Senior Coach, and Paul Schwartz and Paul Kovacovic will fill the roles of staff accompanists. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy Performs Solo RecitalMetropolitan Opera Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy Performs Solo Recital
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, who sang major roles with the Metropolitan Opera for almost 25 years, returns to theChamber Music Society of Detroit series for a recital with pianist Kevin Murphy Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  The concert takes place at Oakland University's Varner Recital Hall, located on the Oakland University campus at 2200 N. Squirrel Road in Rochester.  The program includes songs and arias by Schumann, Debussy, Strauss, Puccini, Copland and Obradors.  Tickets are priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, and may be purchased by phone at248-855-6070 or online at www.CMSDetroit.org. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASSNew York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (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 - Oct 22, 2016

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