MTT gets his Way

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday December 20, 2023
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

Former San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas, right, joined symphony CEO Matthew Spivey, left, and Mayor London Breed for the December 15 unveiling of MTT Way at the corner of Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue, next to Davies Symphony Hall. Thomas, who is suffering from brain cancer, led the storied orchestra for 25 years. Legislation for the one-block ceremonial street sign was introduced by Breed this fall and approved by the Board of Supervisors November 28. Plenty of dignitaries were on hand for the unveiling, including Tilson Thomas' husband, Joshua Robison; Congressmember Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco); and gay former state senator and supervisor Mark Leno, who has been close friends with Tilson Thomas and his husband for decades.

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