Celebrate this
musical maverick

Michael Tilson Thomas, our own L.A.-born and -bred musical hero, has had a remarkable ride. From leading the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra when he was only 19, he has gone on to conduct the world’s greatest orchestras (including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, for which he was Principal Guest Conductor from 1981-1985), collaborate with musicians from Stravinsky and Copland to Elvis Costello and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and become the galvanizing Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. A trendsetter and longtime champion of American music, he received the National Medal of Arts, our nation’s highest award for artists. Join our celebration of this musical maverick as he turns 70, leading two orchestras with whom he has had long associations, each with a program that holds special meaning for him.

Missa Solemnis
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Jan 9-11

Beethoven’s spiritual monument is revealed afresh in a new multimedia production, conceived by MTT.



London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang
Mar 24, 2015

MTT has chosen favorite music by Britten, Gershwin and Sibelius.