Famed conductor, citing brain tumor, withdraws from concerts

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Famed conductor, citing brain tumor, withdraws from concerts
Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall in New York, Oct. 4, 2018. Thomas announced on Friday that he would withdraw from performances for the next several months as he recovers from surgery to treat a brain tumor. Hiroyuki Ito/The New York Times.

by Javier C. Hernández

NEW YORK (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- Renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas announced Friday that he would withdraw from performances for the next several months as he recovers from surgery to treat a brain tumor.

Thomas, 76, the former music director of the San Francisco Symphony, said in a statement that he would take a hiatus through October as he undergoes treatment. He said doctors recently discovered the tumor and advised he have surgery immediately. He described the surgery, which took place at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, as successful.

“I deeply regret missing projects that I was greatly anticipating,” Thomas said in the statement. “I look forward to seeing everyone again in November.”

Thomas, an eminent figure in the music industry known by the nickname MTT, stepped down as the San Francisco Symphony’s music director last year. He had held the post since 1995 and was widely credited with transforming the ensemble into one of the best in the nation and championing works by modern American composers.

Thomas said in the statement that he was canceling his participation in a starry concert with the National Symphony Orchestra in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Center, as well as appearances with the New World Symphony, a training orchestra for young artists in Miami that he helped found; the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where he was to lead his “Agnegram” alongside works by Beethoven and Copland; and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

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