New World Symphony will debut new works by three contemporary artists next month in their aptly titled special event, 'New Work.' Included are world premieres from Michael Tilson Thomas, Timo Andres, Lauren Yee and Amy Beth Kirsten.
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) led by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will perform four concerts featuring repertoire by composers MTT has long championed -- Copland and Mahler -- as well as major symphonic works by Schumann and Schubert, during their 2016 East Coast tour from April 13 to 16. The tour begins with two concerts at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium.
Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a new album, Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra, featuring Bay Area composer Mason Bates's three largest electro-acoustic orchestral works on the Orchestra's SFS Media label on Friday, March 11, 2016. The first full album of Bates's orchestral works features the first recordings of the SFS-commissioned "The B-Sides" and "Liquid Interface," in addition to "Alternative Energy."
For the first time in history, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony's educational TV series, 'Keeping Score,' is available for digital rental or purchase through popular online content providers. The program is designed to introduce people of all age and backgrounds to classical music by pairing documentaries about well-known composers with concerts of Tilson Thomas and the Symphony performing their most famous works.
Ready for a return visit to the turf of the Sharks and Jets? The San Francisco Symphony is betting that you are, with a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Bernstein's complete score to 'West Side Story.'
The brass at Carnegie Hall have announced that Michael Tilson Thomas will step up to the podium for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, leading the Philadelphia Orchestra at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage this Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Classical music reality TV has been tried in the Western world already. Sometimes with great success. The BBC’s 'The Choir,' for instance, and some years ago 'Classical Star' are considered successes. And American conductors from Toscanini to Leonard Bernstein to Michael Tilson Thomas have known how to use that box in the living-room for classical music’s best interests. But now China is getting in on the act, and we’re bound to hear more.
For those who are concerned about the future of classical music in the world’s concert halls, the New World Symphony has some inspiring news.
Alexander Treger will lead the American Youth Symphony in the West Coast première of Timo Andres' humorous 'Bathtub Shrine' at their season-opening concert on October 6.
The New World Symphony will première a video installation by British video artist Netia Jones during their performances in two cities next month, bringing visions of winter landscapes to Miami Beach, Fla. on October 17, and the Harris Theater in Chicago, Ill. on October 19.
The New World Symphony presents the premiere of a new work for video and orchestra in its state-of-the-art multimedia venue.