Michael Tilson Thomas

Esa-Pekka Salonen named San Francisco Symphony director

The San Francisco Symphony’s next music director, its 12th in 107 years,…

 

Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations…

 

Violin greats join SF Symphony for 2018 gala

When maestro Michael Tilson Thomas announced “quite a lineup of fiddle players”…

 

Orchestra rings, drama static in SF Symphony’s ‘Boris Godunov’

With booming voices and plentiful political peril, the San Francisco Symphony’s “Boris…

SF Symphony 2018-19 season crosses boundaries, mixes genres

As the San Francisco Symphony announced its 2018-19 season today, the influence…

Best of all possible worlds in SF Symphony’s ‘Candide’

Someone in the audience at Thursday night’s San Francisco Symphony performance of…

Blake Shelton named People’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive

Country singer Blake Shelton, named by People magazine as 2017’s Sexiest Man…

MTT announces retirement from SF Symphony

On Tuesday, San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas announced that…

SF Symphony celebrates Bernstein centennial

The San Francisco Symphony is observing the late Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday…

Yo-Yo Ma joins MTT, SF Symphony at festive 2017 gala

On Thursday at Davies Symphony Hall at the gala opening of San…

SF Symphony’s Berlioz ‘Roméo et Juliette’ c’est magnifique

When Hector Berlioz set out to write “Roméo et Juliette,” he vowed…

SF Symphony rocks Beethoven’s Fifth with vivid MTT commentary

Throughout the beginning of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, the piccolo and trombone players…

Festival, show tunes ring in S.F. Symphony’s 2015-16 season

Stars and show tunes sparkled in Davies Symphony Hall on opening night…

S.F. Symphony big on Beethoven

Beethoven is everywhere, all the time, but the San Francisco Symphony festival…

S.F. Symphony’s 104th season showcases Schumann, Sibelius

San Francisco Symphony’s 104th season announced today promises more than 200 concerts…

MTT, Raitt, Wang spiritedly open S.F. Symphony season

Michael Tilson Thomas has won 11 Grammys, earned a National Medal of…

SF Symphony season marks Michael Tilson Thomas’ 20th anniversary

San Francisco Symphony's 103rd season, announced on Monday, highlights the 20th anniversary…

Mason Bates plays electronica with the S.F. Symphony

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has a reputation for…

SF Symphony celebrates Gordon Getty’s 80th birthday

Oil billionaire J. Paul Getty once said: “If you can actually count…

San Francisco Symphony's delightful gala opens season

I cannot compare from firsthand experience the San Francisco Symphony's 102 season-opening…