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Michael Tilson Thomas

Maestros Ready

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The pianist played some passages in the old style, with palm raised and fingers rigid, pounding the keyboard, but not for show, and the technical dexterity of the runs just transported.

A Conversation With Soprano Alexandra Silber -- This week at Feinstein's, 10/11-12

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.07.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

When I talked to Alexandra last June, she was preparing for her debut with San Francisco Symphony. The occasion was a series of five performances of West Side Story.

Audra McDonald Joins San Francisco Symphony in Opening Night Gala

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.03.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Symphony begins its 102nd season on Tuesday, September 3, at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. This year's special guest artist is the incomparable five-time Tony Award winning soprano Audra McDonald.

Introducing Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber as San Francisco Symphony's Tony & Maria in West Side Story

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

"it's a timeless story. Different classes, different backgrounds all of that stuff rings true and always will. And the fact that I'm going to be representing Tony for a lot of folks is not lost on me."

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: San Francisco Symphony Wins Grammy Award!

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.11.2013 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance on Sunday for a live recordin...

Where To Play Rough This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 05.04.2012 | Miami

From nostalgia acts like The Beach Boys and Lily Tomlin to stage-worthy dramas centered on current events, the next two days offer plenty to distract ...

From Hitchcock to Bettie Page: Miami Goes to the Movies

Tara Solomon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Miami
Tara Solomon

It's been one year since the Frank Gehry-designed temple of culture became the New World Symphony's home in Miami Beach, and, to celebrate, Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas hosted the ultimate gala: "An Evening of Suspense."

YoungArts Week and Young Artists in America

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While not every child today has the opportunity to dance, act, sing or play an instrument, there will always be a group of extraordinary people who have a need to express themselves and the have ability to do so. We need to continue to provide vehicles for these young artists.

WATCH: Happy 100th Birthday, San Francisco Symphony!

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

Back in September, we were thrilled to bring you the lavish gowns and star-studded red carpet as the San Francisco Symphony marked the opening of its ...

Five Questions For The Symphony's Grammy-Winning Director

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco

Who: Ten-time Grammy Award-winning conductor, pianist and composer Michael Tilson Thomas. Current Gig: The music director of the San Francisco Symp...

Michelle Obama and I Agree: Commit to the Arts in Schools

Michael Tilson Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Tilson Thomas

With state budgets under attack, we in the arts are bracing for a familiar song: whether or not to fund arts in the schools.