Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT)—Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, and Conductor Laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra—has been selected by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as one of five Honorees who will receive the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements.
Classical music lovers can still enjoy acclaimed pianist Daniil Trifonov’s Carnegie Hall performance on February 9, despite the event being sold out. Medici.TV will bring the brilliant performance live via webcast, free of charge, to the worldwide audience.
It is the weekend of premieres in New York City. Pulitzer prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe created an immersive visual and musical event, which will premiere Thursday through Saturday with the New York Philharmonic as part of New York Stories: Threads of Our City. On Sunday, ECHOensemble will premiere One after two years of organic, physical research and exploration, which will include dancers and musicians.
Carnegie Hall launches its 2018–2019 season on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. with a festive Opening Night Gala concert by the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, with a program to include Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and An American in Paris as well as Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1.