Michael Tilson Thomas
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Michael Tilson Thomas, 76, the former Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, announced he would have to withdraw from concerts and spend the next several months recovering from surgery of a brain tumor and undergoing the post-surgical treatment. 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.”

Accordingly he cancelled a 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 in Miami, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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