Conductor Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas – 70 Years Young Today!


Today is eminent American conductor, pianist and composer Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas‘ 70th birthday.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, he has served Principal Conducting positions with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra – and currently serves as Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony Orchestral Academy for gifted young musicians.

In addition MTT has led two incarnations of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra – bringing young orchestral musicians from around the world together, via internet auditions, for a week of international music making, learning and fun.

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”d7MyTYQbxZA” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]Michael Tilson Thomas | 2009 YouTube Symphony Orchestra | Juilliard School | Rehearsal