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Tilson Thomas leads London Symphony in victory lap at Disney Hall
Tilson Thomas leads London Symphony in victory lap at Disney Hall

Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra go back a long way. One of their earliest collaborations was a terrific 1974 album with guitarist John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra called "Apocalypse," now seen as a landmark of jazz-rock's Golden Age. Later, Tilson Thomas was the orchestra's principal conductor from 1988 to 1995, leaving a long string of recordings behind them, and still later, he continues as a principal guest conductor. So as Tilson Thomas takes one of several victory laps around the map in his 70th-birthday-year season, it's fitting that he is taking the London orchestra with him on this U.S. tour, the bulk of which is in...

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