Michael Tilson Thomas

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About Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas is among the most famous American-born conductors. He has a bright, extroverted personality and a wide-ranging repertoire that has allowed him to take a place at the forefront of experimentation with the form and content of symphonic concerts, combining his own eclectic style with various American music styles. Tilson Thomas became the assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony in 1969 after winning the Koussevitzky Prize at Tanglewood. He catapulted to the top ranks of American conductors, earning posts with several prominent orchestras before joining the San Francisco Symphony, which he led from 1995 until 2020. Together, he and the orchestra went on international tours, won Grammy Awards, created TV and radio programs, and launched their own label. He created the New World Symphony for young musicians in 1988. Tilson Thomas also spends time composing. ~ TiVo Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
December 21, 1944