Perfect Pitch: A Royal Ode

by patrickmccoy

WL sits down with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas to discuss life on the road and royal performances.

Photo by Art Streiber

Conductor michael Tilson Thomas (Photo by Art Streiber)

With a performance at the Kennedy Center coming up on April 29 with the New World Symphony, internationally acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas found time between his crazy road schedule and performances for Queen Elizabeth II to chat about his 20-year tenure with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, notable technological trends in music, mentoring young musicians and how he spent his 70th birthday. We’ll give you a hint: it was a royally good time.

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