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Leonidas Kavakos, Michael Tilson Thomas and the SFO © Cory Weaver
San Francisco

MTT offers familiar and unfamiliar Stravinsky in San Francisco

By , 29 September 2018
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

A phenomenally multi-layered Mahler 3 in San Francisco

By , 29 June 2018
*****
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
New York City

Carnegie Hall’s season ends on a high note, thanks to MTT and the Met Orchestra

By , 05 June 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
Cleveland

Tilson Thomas and Trifonov are terrific in Cleveland Orchestra’s Russian program

By , 08 March 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Philadelphia

Sweeping, elegant Tchaikovsky in Philadelphia, courtesy of MTT

By , 03 March 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT brings maverick approach to Bruckner's Seventh in Los Angeles

By , 14 December 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Vienna Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 74: Stolid performances from the Vienna Philharmonic under Michael Tilson Thomas

By , 08 September 2017
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Outstanding Mahler by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 April 2017
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Capuçon bows a pugnacious Shostakovich with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 April 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Chicago

Tilson Thomas offers dynamic ballet scores in Chicago

By , 15 December 2016
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Tokyo

San Francisco Symphony fails to ignite in Tokyo

By , 21 November 2016
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Yuja Wang © Fadil Berisha
San Francisco

Yuja Wang on fire at the San Francisco Symphony

By , 28 September 2016
****1
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Kelley O'Connor © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Mahler and the SF Symphony Chorus are the shining stars of this “Resurrection”

By , 29 June 2016
***11
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Michael Tilson-Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
San Francisco

Tense and turbulent: MTT conducts CPE Bach, Widmann and Brahms

By , 23 June 2016
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Megan Fairchild (Ivy) and dancers © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

A fabulous night On the Town with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 25 May 2016
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
New York City

Repetition as evolution: MTT and San Francisco Symphony bring Schubert and Mahler to NYC

By , 14 April 2016
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Sasha Cooke © Dario Acosta
San Francisco

Melancholy and resignation: a moving Das Lied von der Erde in San Francisco

By , 06 April 2016
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
San Francisco

Captivating Copland and superb Schumann from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 31 March 2016
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Chicago

MTT and Ax shine in Sibelius and Beethoven with the CSO

By , 17 March 2016
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Yuja Wang © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

MTT and the San Francisco Symphony's Eroica fails to triumph

By , 31 August 2015
***11
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Jeremy Denk © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Magical Cowell and fussy Mahler from the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas

By , 30 August 2015
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Yuja Wang © Susanne Diesner
Edinburgh

Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony in a dramatic second act

By , 28 August 2015
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
Edinburgh

Thrilling Adams and Mahler from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 27 August 2015
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Yuja Wang © Fadil Berisha
London

Impish Shostakovich and epic Sibelius from Yuja Wang, MTT and the LSO

By , 15 March 2015
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
London

Tilson Thomas and Wang shine with the LSO

By , 12 March 2015
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

Semi-staged Missa solemnis marks Tilson Thomas' 70th birthday

By , 09 January 2015
***11
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Michael Tilson-Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Ann Arbor

Michael Tilson-Thomas and the San Fransisco Symphony in fine form in Michigan

By , 14 November 2014
***11
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Stefan Cohen
San Francisco

San Francisco Symphony's excellent semi-staging of Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 26 June 2014
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
London

San Francisco Symphony's Mahler raises the roof at the Southbank Centre

By , 16 March 2014
*****
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Mason Bates © Todd Rosenberg
San Francisco

Mason Bates trumps Beethoven in San Francisco

By , 15 January 2014
***11
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Evgeny Kissin © Sheila Rock
London

Kissin and Tilson Thomas join the LSO for Russian music

By , 19 December 2013
***11
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra  ©  Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Contrasts elevate Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Mahler 9

By , 23 November 2013
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas  ©  Bill Swerbenski
New York City

Mahler's Ninth from MTT and San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie

By , 14 November 2013
***11
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Jeremy Denk  ©  Dennis Callahan
New York City

Impudent Mozart from Jeremy Denk enlivens SFS at Carnegie Hall

By , 13 November 2013
***11
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Gil Shaham  ©  Luke Ratray
Los Angeles

Shaham and Tilson Thomas play Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 11 July 2013
****1
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Hollywood Bowl Shell  ©  Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles

Michael Tilson Thomas' Mahler 2 opens the Hollywood Bowl classical series

By , 09 July 2013
***11
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Yo-Yo Ma  ©  Stephen Danelian
London

MTT and Yo-Yo Ma with the LSO at the Barbican

By , 12 June 2013
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas
London

Brahms meets Schoenberg: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in London for The Rest is Noise

By , 09 April 2013
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas
Hong Kong

Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell and a well-honed Mahler 5 with the San Francisco Symphony in Hong Kong

By , 09 November 2012
*****
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John Adams  ©  Christine Alicino
New York City

San Francisco Symphony: American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 March 2012
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas,  ©  Bill Swerbenski
San Francisco

The San Francisco Symphony: An innovative programme but with few surprises

By , 08 January 2012
****1
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  ©  Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Michael Tilson Thomas and Jeremy Denk play unfamiliar classics in Chicago

By , 10 December 2011
***11
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© Kristen Loken
Paris

Le San Francisco Symphony offre à Paris un Mahler poétique

By , 18 March 2014
****1
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