Friday, August 06, 2021

News about MTT

Michael Tilson Thomas
Photo by Brandon Patoc, courtesy of San Francisco Symphony

Well, damn: a note sent by the San Francisco Symphony brings the unfortunate news that MTT has been diagnosed with a brain tumor:


After a series of tests, Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) was diagnosed with a brain tumor that required an immediate operation. The operation at the UCSF Medical Center was successful. He is now embarking on a course of therapy for the next several months which necessitates curtailing his public appearances through the end of October. MTT is being cared for by the excellent team at UCSF who are continuing to explore all possible options for treatment.

“I deeply regret missing projects that I was greatly anticipating,” said Tilson Thomas. “I look forward to seeing everyone again in November.”

Previously scheduled engagements from which Tilson Thomas is withdrawing are performances with the National Symphony Orchestra for the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
I hope that he has the easiest possible course of treatment with the best possible outcome. He'll be in my thoughts.


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