Michael Tilson Thomas led the 25th season opening, at a gala chaired by Nicole Lacob and Rachel Bowman.
The San Francisco Symphony’s always stylish Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas nears retirement at the end of the 2019-20 season. The Mahler expert, acclaimed for his Keeping Score TV series, will maintain a home in San Francisco with his husband, Joshua Robison. After a successful gala opening in Sept., we caught up with the maestro...
This is the right time to move on from this role. There are many musical associations and projects that I am exploring. And, for the first time since I was 25 years old, I took September off to travel. How great is that?
What are you most proud of?
The orchestra is now a more virtuoso and fearless ensemble.
Tell u about the gala?
Opening night celebrated relationships. San Francisco has been welcoming and generous to me ever since the first day I visited as a child. It has allowed me and Joshua to be a part of this remarkable community in the fullest and richest sense.