MTT Surgery a “Complete Success”

Janos Gereben on June 24, 2019
Michael Tilson Thomas | Credit: Brandon Patoc

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, on medical leave for the summer, has undergone heart surgery in the Cleveland Cardiovascular Clinic.

Joshua Robison, his husband, has sent a message calling the surgery a “complete success.”

The unspecified procedure was, according to MTT’s statement in his announcement of taking medical leave, “in continuation of treatment for a heart condition I have managed for many years.”

The S.F. Symphony’s subscription-season closing Debussy-Fauré concerts, with Ravel’s staged L’Enfant et les sortilèges, MTT was to conduct, June 27-30, are being led by Martyn Brabbins, music director of the English National Opera.