Michael Tilson Thomas, former music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is finding the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the continent. Thomas has for a long time been the music director of the San Francisco Symphony. And the San Francisco Symphony is up to his neck in labor problems.
The orchestra had to go so far as to cancel its concerts at Carnegie Hall. The concerts were supposed to take place today and tomorrow, and were to feature the celebrated pianist Yuja Wang. Also canceled were concerts at the Kennedy Center and the New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts.
What a mess!
With luck the orchestra's problems will be worked out soon.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman