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Michael Tilson Thomas

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Michael Tilson Thomas — music director of the San Francisco Symphony and former assistant, associate, and principal guest conductor of the BSO — was once considered a likely BSO music director.
Michael Tilson Thomas leads Tanglewood's opening night
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 16, 2010
Tanglewood Opening Night

Tanglewood Opening Night


San Francisco Symphony director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the East Coast this week to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Tanglewood Opening Night. Although...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010
Michael Tilson Thomas + BSO: Thanksgiving and Forefathers’ Day + Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Michael Tilson Thomas + BSO: Thanksgiving and Forefathers’ Day + Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9


Summer just got here, it seems, and already the Berkshires are packing up. But guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the BSO take Tanglewood out...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 18, 2009
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Real-world follies

For hard rock, heated debate, child-care tips, and latex puppetry, 2006 was a banner year in television. Who says the culture’s going to the dogs?
A year in television
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 18, 2006