Michael Tilson Thomas to Return to the Podium in November

By Francisco Salazar

The New York Philharmonic has announced that Michael Tilson Thomas will return to the podium in November.

The orchestra announced that the performances will be his first appearances since undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor this summer. It will also mark the first time he conducts the Philharmonic in 10 years.

Tilson Thomas will conduct a program that includes Crawford Seeger’s Andante for Strings, Berg’s Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica. Gil Shaham will play the Berg Concerto.

In August, Tilson Thomas announced that he had undergone surgery for a brain tumor on an undisclosed date and noted that he would undergo therapy for several months. During those months of therapy and recovery, he was forced to cancel engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.