Michael Tilson Thomas at 70: The London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang | USC US-China Institute


by Victoria Abaunza on March 24th, 2015   1822 views

When and Where

  • 24/03/2015
    6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Los Angeles
    United States
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Michael Tilson Thomas at 70: The London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang | USC US-China Institute

Event Details

Acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas returns to his hometown of Los Angeles for an unforgettable evening featuring the music of George Gershwin alongside Thomas’s original compositions. Powerhouse pianist Yuja Wang will add sparks to an already electric concert.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang. Born in Los Angeles, conductor, pianist and composer Michael Tilson Thomas forged his artistry at USC, Monday Evening Concerts and the Ojai Festival. He shot to international fame in 1969 as assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony, and over his career has been a principal conductor of major symphonies around the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra. He was also music director of the San Francisco Symphony. Recently appointed as the Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC, Thomas returns to his hometown of Los Angeles for an unforgettable evening featuring the music of George Gershwin alongside Thomas’s original compositions performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Powerhouse pianist Yuja Wang will add sparks to an already electric concert.

This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link below beginning Tuesday, February 24, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 5:45 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 6:30 p.m. and return to campus at 11:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.

To RSVP, click here beginning Tuesday, February 24, at 9 a.m. See above for details.Cost: Open to USC students only. Reservations required.

Website: web-app.usc.edu/web/ecal/event/detail/909665?calendar_id=113

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