Michael Tilson Thomas bounces back from brain surgery

Michael Tilson Thomas bounces back from brain surgery


norman lebrecht

October 26, 2021

Message from MTT on his website:

On November 4, 5, and 7, MTT conducts the New York Philharmonic in his first appearance since undergoing surgery in July 2021. Tilson Thomas, who returns to the Orchestra after ten years, said:

“Through these past difficult months, my love and appreciation of music has remained undiminished. The thought of sharing it with New York audiences gives me great joy.”

The program features Berg’s Violin Concerto, with soloist and longtime collaborator Gil Shaham. Other highlights include Beethoven’s Eroica and Crawford Seeger’s Andante for Strings. Performances take place in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

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  • Wurm says:

    Good news, indeed. I wish him a continued speedy recovery.

  • John Borstlap says:

    For a change, some really positive news about performers. Hopefully the man will completely recover & serve music as he has always done.

  • Roberto Pace says:

    This is such great news! Amazing!

  • PGVienna says:

    Great news indeed, as he mentioned earlier he is back in November!

  • Judith says:

    Wonderful news!

  • Corno di Caccia says:

    This is brilliant news. After the sad news of Bernard Haitink’s death recently it is good to read this. MTT has always been a favourite conductor of mine and to ‘bounce back’ with Berg’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the Eroica, is just fantastic. I guess his return to the LSO to conduct Mahler 5 in May of next year will be a hot ticket. I also join others in wishing him a speedy recovery.