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Michael Tilson Thomas at 1988 UMS May Festival

By UMS Lobby

We’re getting ready for another visit from San Francisco Symphony on November 13 and 14, 2014. This visitĀ celebrates the 70th birthday of music director Michael Tilson Thomas, and we wanted to share two archival photos from another performance featuring conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the 1988 UMS May Festival.

In this photo, the Pittsburgh Symphony performs at 1988 May Festival with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.
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Michael Tilson Thomas signs autographs backstage in Hill Auditorium.
Michael Tilson Thomas signs autograph backstage May Festival 1988

To learn more about the May Festival’s one-hundred year history, watch “A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone,” our feature documentary about Hill Auditorium.

Interested in more from our archives? Check out our digital archives atĀ umsrewind.org.

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