Just in: San Francisco Symphony wipes out its maestro’s farewellmain
The San Francisco Symphony today cancelled all concerts until September, ending Michael Tilson Thomas’s 25 years as music director without allowing him a chance to say farewell.
It has also cut pay for musicians, chorus, and stagehands by 25% on average. MTT will not be paid for the cancelled concerts.
‘We would have been performing essential works in which we have developed our special sound, style and collaboration,’ he said. ‘It would have been such a joy to share our innovative tradition with our audiences and to savor once again how much we have grown together during these last 25 years. I’m looking forward to our making music together in the future in my new role as Music Director Laureate.’