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Mahler 7 with San Francisco Symphony
October 28, 2014

This week with the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler’s Seventh Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall from October 29 to November 1. Purchase tickets here.

MTT and the orchestra’s recording of the work won two Grammy Awards in 2007: Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance. You can purchase the album here.

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony–in addition to a program featuring works by Liszt, Prokofiev, Ravel, and Samuel Adams—is featured on MTT and the San Francisco Symphony’s American tour this fall. Together, MTT and the SFS appear in Kansas City’s Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts (November 12), Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium (November 13 & 14), Cleveland’s Severance Hall (November 15), Boston’s Symphony Hall (November 16), Princeton’s McCarter Theater (November 18), New York’s Carnegie Hall (November 19 & 20), and Miami’s Arsht Center (November 22).

MTT kicks off New World Symphony’s 2014/15 Academic Year with new fellows
October 8, 2014

At the beginning of each academic year, Michael Tilson Thomas works with the new Fellows of the New World Symphony, personally leading a mock audition with each musician.  Last week, the NWS Artistic Director listened to individual auditions with the Academy’s 32 new Fellows, during which he provided feedback on their playing. These pedagogical encounters mark the beginning of MTT's relationship with a new class of NWS Fellows, with whom he will work for the next three years. 

Learn more about America’s Orchestral Academy.

Photo by Siggi Bachmann

MTT leads Yefim Bronfman and America’s Orchestral Academy in Brahms, Wagner, and Schumann
October 3, 2014

Michael Tilson Thomas and the Fellows of the New World Symphony welcome faculty and guest pianist Yefim Bronfman for a week of collaboration, culminating in two performances: October 17 at the New World Center, and October 18 at the Adrienne Arsht Center.  The October 17 performance opens with Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Wagner’s Götterdammerung. MTT pairs Brahms’s Piano Concerto. No. 2 with Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, “Spring” for the October 18 concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center.    

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MTT kicks off 27th academic season of New World Symphony, American’s Orchestral Academy, October 11 & 12
October 2, 2014

On October 11 & 12, Michael Tilson Thomas kicks off the 27th academic season of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, with a new group of Fellows and a program of works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and Antheil. For the opening weekend, MTT has conceived and directed a new stage performance of Antheil’s Jazz Symphony, complete with dancers, projections, lighting, and choreography by Patricia Birch. The concert program includes Stravinsky’s Symphony in C and Scherzo à la russe, as well as Schoenberg’s Cello Concerto (after Monn) with guest faculty / soloist Tamás Varga of the Vienna Philharmonic.  

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The Saturday, October 11 performance can also be enjoyed as a WALLCAST™ concert, presented by Citi, on the New World Center’s 7,000-square-foot projection wall at Miami Beach SoundScape. Entry is free and open to the public.

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