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Michael Tilson Thomas

In this week's podcast , we meet 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient Michael Tilson Thomas, who has long been a transformative figure in American classical music. Music director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1995, he helped develop that organization into one of the world’s leading...
March 23, 2010 Washington, DC NWS Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas has called Frank Gehry's design for the conservatory's new concert hall "playful, inviting, and, yes, life-affirming." Photo by Yamila Lomba As part of the February Art Works tour to Miami, Senior Deputy...
February 26, 2010 Washington, DC Congratulations to the new recipients of the National Medal of Arts, including Bob Dylan, Rita Moreno, Maya Lin, and the Oberlin Conservatory. The highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States Government, the National Medal of Arts is...