LA Phil Aug 31

August 31
Michael Tilson Thomas Leads Tchaikovsky

The four tableaus of Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka are vividly brought to life by Michael Tilson Thomas, who actually met the composer in Los Angeles during his youth. Thomas once described Stravinsky as an “amazing mind that was searching always for the most original solution” to his inventions, and he brings that keen understanding to conducting Stravinsky’s work. Tchaikovsky wrote his Fourth Symphony as a mirror to the many conflicts in his life, wrestling with fate and personal turmoil, leading to a passionate thrill ride of a symphony.


Michael Tilson Thomas

Igor Stravinsky


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 4