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Michael Tilson Thomas explains concert incident involving woman, child
Michael Tilson Thomas explains concert incident involving woman, child

Michael Tilson Thomas was the talk of the classical music world this week -- not for his skills as a conductor, but for an incident involving a woman and a child at a recent concert with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Florida. Tilson Thomas conducted a program that included Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Yefim Bronfman on Oct. 17 at the New World Center in Miami. The South Florida Classical Review reported this week that an incident occurred between the second and third movements of the Brahms piece during which the conductor objected to a woman and child seated in the audience, telling them that they were distracting him. The woman and child eventually...

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