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Michael Tilson Thomas on “American Mavericks”

Monday, March 26, 2012

Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, discusses “American Mavericks,” celebrating the work of maverick composers, including John Cage, Edgard Varèse, John Adams, Steve Mackey, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, Charles Ives, Meredith Monk, Mason Bates, and more. The series includes performances by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony—along with Jessye Norman and Emanuel Ax, and a new breed of musical interpreters, including Alarm Will Sound, So Percussion, Matmos, Joan La Barbara, Jennifer Koh, Lisa Moore, JACK Quartet, and Jeremy Denk. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will be performing at Carnegie Hall.

Guests:

Michael Tilson Thomas

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Comments [2]

d10017

Michael, I used to live in SF and loved the Stern Grove musical events. Thank you!

Mar. 26 2012 12:55 PM

Did not Ives move forward some of the alleged dates of his compositions so as to appear more "ahead of his time?"

Mar. 26 2012 12:51 PM

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