Sunday, April 07, 2024

MTT, Here and There


Michael Tilson Thomas
Photo by Brandon Patoc (c), 2019
courtesy of San Francisco Symphony

I'm pleased to see that MTT continues to be as active as he can possibly be, given his current health. He's just been appointed a distinguished professor of music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he will "work individually with selected conducting and piano students, participate in readings with the orchestra and lead master classes", according to Joshua Kosman's article from earlier this week. I am sure that he'll be great at this.

Further, he's on the schedules of several American orchestras during the 2024-25 season:
  • New York Philharmonic, Mahler Symphony No. 5 and Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 (Emmanuel Ax), opening the season in September
  • LA Philharmonic, Celebrating MTT, February 1, 2025 (program TBD)
  • Philadelphia Orchestra, May, 2025
He also has upcoming appearances at the New World Symphony in Miami, in London at the London Symphony, and in Copenhagen with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Really, it seems odd that he's not on the SFS schedule for 2024-25, given the above. As always, wishing MTT the very best.

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