Michael Tilson Thomas News

Date of Birth: December 21, 1944 (70)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with GeorgeBWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2015

Hollywood legend, Guest of Honor at a screening of 'West Side Story' for Old Globe in Balboa Park, credits Jerome Robbins for career: 'I owe him so much.' (more...)

Utah Symphony, Under Director Thierry Fischer, to Release Recording of Mahler Symphony No. 1Utah Symphony, Under Director Thierry Fischer, to Release Recording of Mahler Symphony No. 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Honoring the orchestra's 75th-anniversary season, Music Director Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony release their first recording together on September 11, 2015, featuring a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan," recorded live in Maurice Abravanel Hall on September 12 and 13, 2014. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform BrahmsAlan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform Brahms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere- Philharmonic Commission of Marc Neikrug's Canta-Concerto, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist; and Brahms's Tragic Overture. The performances take place Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will also perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, on a program that includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on September 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., as well as at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, on October 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Britt Orchestra to Perform World Premiere Commission at National Park Service Centennial, 7/2016Britt Orchestra to Perform World Premiere Commission at National Park Service Centennial, 7/2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

MEDFORD, OR (August 17, 2015) — Members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams will celebrate the unique majesty of Oregon's Crater Lake with performances at the national park of a world premiere commission by New York-based composer Michael Gordon, commissioned by Britt and inspired by Crater Lake. Abrams will lead approximately 40 Britt Orchestra musicians in the performances, with the dramatic panorama of the entire lake as the setting. The performances will take place over two days in the last weekend of July 2016, and will be free and open to all park-goers. (more...)

Oakland Symphony Announces Season Opener & New Name, 10/2Oakland Symphony Announces Season Opener & New Name, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Oakland, CA, August 13, 2015 – The Oakland Symphony opens its 22nd season with a new name and a West Coast premiere by Bay Area composer Mason Bates Friday, October 2, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The program, with Music Director and conductor Michael Morgan on the podium, includes the Bates's Devil's Radio, Prokofiev's Violin concerto with guest soloist and young Bay Area artist Kenneth Renshaw, selections from Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes with the Oakland Symphony Chorus conducted by Lynne Morrow, who celebrates her tenth year with the Chorus, and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. The Oakland Symphony 2015-2016 season is sponsored by the California Arts Council, Art Works, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Oakland and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The season opening concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo. For more information and tickets, priced $15-$75 and on sale August 15, visit www.oaklandsymphony.org . (more...)

Harris Center's KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS with Jeffrey Siegel Continues 8/22Harris Center's KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS with Jeffrey Siegel Continues 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

His enthusiasm is contagious...his credentials world-class...his virtuosity astounding! Internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel and his Keyboard Conversations returns to the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as part of the new 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform DISTANT WORLDS Concert, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The official symphony concert world tour Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY arrives at Heinz Hall on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer with the Symphony series. (more...)

DENNY DIAS, Founding Member of Iconic Pop/Rock Group STEELY DAN, To Perform Four Shows at IRIDIUM, 8/6 & 7DENNY DIAS, Founding Member of Iconic Pop/Rock Group STEELY DAN, To Perform Four Shows at IRIDIUM, 8/6 & 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Do you remember classic pop/rock songs of the 1970s such as "Do It Again," "My Old School," and "Reeling In the Years?" If those tunes are swirling around in your head it's because they were big hits of the period by the iconic rock group Steely Dan. The founding member of that great band, guitarist extraordinaire Denny Dias, will take the stage at New York's popular jazz club IRIDIUM on August 6 and 7 for Denny Dias & Friends, a show that will celebrate the music of Steely Dan and showcase a few of his Denny's original songs. Joining Denny will be two special guests: Celebrated pianist/composer/music director Yaron Gershovsky and popular singer Lisa Jason as the show's lead vocalist. Performances of Denny Dias & Friends will be at 8 pm and 10 pm each night. Tickets are $30 per show (with a $15 food and drink minimum) and can be purchased at http://theiridium.com/reservations/ or by calling 212-582-2121. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd SeasonNew York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs-heads into the 2015/16 season having provided over 5,000 music students between ages 12 and 22 unparalleled opportunities to perform at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center and to study with world-renowned artists, all tuition-free. Beyond the instruction from accomplished musicians, students gain valuable life skills-commitment, discipline, focus, collaboration-and friendships that last a lifetime.  (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATEReagle Music Theatre's Summer Season Continues with KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston continues its 47th consecutive summer season with the hilariously entertaining Kiss Me, Kate, from July 9-19, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Starring Broadway couple Sarah Pfisterer as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle's My Fair Lady) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle's My Fair Lady), Cole Porter's hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Reagle will close out its summer season from August 6-16 with Wonderful Town, starring Katie Anne Clarke and Jennifer Ellis. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BSO to Partner with Andris Nelsons to Launch CLASSICAL LIVE on Google PlayBSO to Partner with Andris Nelsons to Launch CLASSICAL LIVE on Google Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons have entered into a new partnership to create Classical Live, a unique initiative that offers a new paradigm for the distribution of live recordings of classical music available only on Google Play Music. Classical Live will offer participating orchestras—the BSO, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra—an opportunity to release up to four live concert recordings each season for download exclusively on Google Play Music with the first recordings to be made available at music.google.com or classical-live.com beginning on June 15.   (more...)

Six Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas OperaSix Women Selected to Participate in the Inaugural Season of The Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

 The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the inaugural session of the Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera: (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the ParksNew York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

As part of the New York Philharmonic's celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its historic Concerts in the Parks, the Philharmonic will present Share the Stage in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, inviting local musicians to perform on the stage in their home boroughs before the Orchestra's performances. (more...)

Steve Silver Foundation & 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Reveal Winners of 2015 Scholarship for the ArtsSteve Silver Foundation & 'Beach Blanket Babylon' Reveal Winners of 2015 Scholarship for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announced today the three Bay Area high school winners of the The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon 'Scholarship for the Arts.' (more...)

Jo Schuman Silver Announces Recipients of Scholarship of the ArtsJo Schuman Silver Announces Recipients of Scholarship of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO- (June 2, 2015) Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon, announcedtoday the three Bay Area high school winners of the The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts."  (more...)

Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition, an annual classical piano competition featuring top performers from across the globe since 1956, welcomes 24 competitors from nine different countries from June 7-13. At stake is over $45,000 in prize money and a debut recital in New York. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.”  (more...)

The Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSOThe Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSO
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced an addition to its 2015 summer programs. The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of a full rock band with the Baltimore Symphony on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

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