Continuing Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series with Vienna Philharmonic

Feb 12, 2019

This spring, Michael Tilson Thomas returns to Carnegie Hall to continue his 2018-19 Perspectives Series. He is joined by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for two performances.

On March 5, MTT and the orchestra perform Ives’ Decoration Day and Brahms’s Second Symphony. Pianist Igor Levit is featured soloist in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto.

The next day, MTT leads an evening of Mahler’s Ninth – the composer’s final completed symphony.

Winter 2019: MTT returns to lead New World Symphony in Miami

Feb 5, 2019

This winter, Co-founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to Miami to reunite with the New World Symphony.

At the New World Center, MTT and the orchestra perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major. (February 23 & 24). Christian Tetzlaff performs the Ligeti Violin Concerto as featured soloist, in an evening that also hears Dean Whiteside conduct Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride.

On March 2, MTT leads the NWS Thirty-First Anniversary Gala. He and the orchestra are joined by special guest John Williams. Together, they commemorate the evening with an exploration of the celebrated American composer’s music.

Mackey, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky at SFS

Jan 25, 2019

This February, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in concerts highlighting the music of Steve Mackey, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.

From February 7-9, MTT and the orchestra perform the world premiere of a SFS-commissioned new work written by Mackey, along with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Gil Shaham joins them onstage for Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto.

You can listen to MTT and the SFS’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth here.

For more information on the concert, click here.

Tour with Vienna Philharmonic

Jan 8, 2019

This January, Michael Tilson Thomas leads the Vienna Philharmonic on a European tour.

MTT and the orchestra launch the performances at the Musikverein on January 17, presenting Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.

They make their way to Lugano, Switzerland (Jan 18), with a program that features Ives’s Decoration Day and Brahms’s Second Symphony. Onstage, Igor Levit joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto.

Other tour stops include Frankfurt, Germany (Jan 19) and Budapest, Hungary (Jan 21). They then return to highlight the program at the Vienna Konzerthaus (Jan 22).

MTT and the orchestra return to this program again in March at Carnegie Hall (March 5).

Bernstein Centennial Celebration

Dec 20, 2018

On December 28, Michael Tilson Thomas appears in the PBS Great Performances Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration.

Recorded from the August gala concert at Tanglewood, the program highlights performances from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, featuring Andris Nelsons, John Williams, Keith Lockhart, Isabel Leonard, Yo-Yo Ma, Susan Graham, and more.

The program premieres at 9PM nationwide on PBS. More information here.

MTT leads Orchestre de Paris

Dec 17, 2018

Michael Tilson Thomas takes the stage with the Orchestre de Paris in January.

On January 9 & 10, MTT leads the orchestra in works by Berlioz and Brahms. At the Philharmonie de Paris, he is joined by friend and frequent collaborator Yuja Wang for Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

MTT and Yuja reunite again this spring with the New World Symphony, for performances in Miami (April 26 & 27) and in New York (May 1 & 2).

Read more here.

New Release with San Francisco Symphony: Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette

Nov 30, 2018

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present their latest recording on SFS Media: Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette.

Released on the orchestra’s Grammy Award-winning in-house label, this recording sees MTT and the orchestra join Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni, and the SFS Chorus.

“Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette is a true sonic spectacular,” says MTT. “The scale of the piece and the positioning of the large orchestra, very large chorus, and soloists is extraordinary. This recording allows all of these wonderful forces to be heard clearly and with incredible majesty.”

MTT returns to CSO for Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky

Nov 20, 2018

Michael Tilson Thomas makes his return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a series of performances this December highlighting music by Russian composers. They are joined onstage by violinist Nicola Benedetti.

On December 13, 14 & 15, MTT conducts the orchestra in Stravinsky’s Concerto in D for String Orchestra, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.”

 

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