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Michael Tilson Thomas

Born: 21-Dec-1944
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Music Director, SF Symphony

[1] "Tilson Thomas Is Long-Sought Millennium Maestro", The San Jose Mercury News, 7 June 1998, "the first openly gay music director of the San Francisco Symphony."

Father: Theodore Thomas ("Ted", producer, b. 4-Jul-1904, d. 28-Oct-1992)
Mother: Roberta (schoolteacher)

    High School: North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, CA
    University: University of Southern California
    University: MA Music, University of Southern California (1968)

    San Francisco Symphony Music Director (1995-)
    London Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor (1987-95)
    New World Symphony Founder (1987)
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Guest Conductor (1981-85)
    Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor (1972-74)
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director (1971-79)
    Boston Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor (1970-72)
    Boston Symphony Orchestra Asst. Conductor (1969)
    Grammy (eight times)

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