Michael Tilson Thomas marks his 24th year as music director of the San Francisco Symphony with a trip up the coast. This special Seattle program opens with Tilson Thomas’ own composition, the enchanting Agnegram, and showcases the orchestra’s expressive range with Beethoven’s game-changing Eroica Symphony.
Michael Tilson Thomas is 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. Born in Los Angeles, he is the third generation of his family to follow an artistic career.
Equally at home in classical, romantic and contemporary repertoire, Christian Tetzlaff sets standards with his interpretations of the concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Berg and Ligeti, and is renowned for his innovative chamber music projects and performances of Bach solo repertoire.
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS), widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the U.S. The SF Symphony was established by a group of San Francisco citizens, music-lovers and musicians in the wake of the 1906 earthquake, and played its first concert on December 8, 1911.
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony performance is generously underwritten by Martin Selig and Catherine Mayer.