Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, curates and leads the first SoundBox event, Extremities, on 12/13/14.
In addition to leading the SFS, MTT is founding Artistic Director of the Miami-based New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy for the most gifted graduates of conservatories. In 2011, MTT and the New World Symphony celebrated the opening of Miami’s acclaimed New World Center, a technologically advanced arts academy and concert hall designed by Frank Gehry.
He was also Artistic Advisor of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in 2009 and 2011, ensembles made up of musicians from 33 countries selected entirely on-line. MTT conducted the orchestra’s debut concert at Carnegie Hall in 2009, and its 2011 concert in Sydney, which was viewed on-line by thirty-three million people, the most of any live musical event in internet history.
Before assuming his role in San Francisco, he was the Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He maintains a close relationship with the orchestra as its Principal Guest Conductor. Learn more.