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A remarkable and meaningful creative partnership. An artistic vision that has sparked radical transformation for an orchestra, a city, and the American and global soundscape.
 

This is MTT25: a year-by-year digital tribute to the Michael Tilson Thomas era at the San Francisco Symphony. Through exclusive archival content, personal memories, and virtual events, we honor MTT’s extraordinary 25-year tenure.

Watch Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony, co-hosts Audra McDonald and Susan Graham, and beloved artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Julia Bullock, Bonnie Raitt, Lars Ulrich, and Measha Brueggergosman, for a spectacular grand finale honoring MTT and his remarkable legacy. Check it out here: MTT25: An American Icon.

MTT TRIBUTE WALL

Share your special memories, reflections, and notes of thanks and congratulations to Michael Tilson Thomas.

Use the hashtags #MTT25 and #MTTXXV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

MTT Angels

The San Francisco Symphony celebrates our MTT Angels, a special group of donors who have made additional leadership gifts to support Michael Tilson Thomas’s 25th and final season as Music Director. 


Nancy & Joachim Bechtle 

Matt & Pia Cohler 

Crankstart 

Mr. & Mrs. William S. Fisher 

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation 

Nellie & Max Levchin

Mr. & Mrs. Fred M. Levin

LSP Family Foundation

Ann & Jim Paras 

Susan & Nicholas Pritzker 

MTT 250 

Philanthropy from the Bay Area and around the globe has made possible every one of MTT’s 25 seasons with the San Francisco Symphony. We share our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to our donors and institutional partners who have given $250,000 or more during these memorable years. 

Individual Giving 


Dorothy & Jon Anderson 

Louise Austin 

Paul & Diana Baastad 

Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Baer 

Mr. & Mrs. Gerson Bakar 

Nancy & Joachim Bechtle 

Phyllis & Andrew Berwick 

Paul & Kathy Bissinger 

Athena & Timothy Blackburn 

Phyllis Blair 

Rachael & Larry Bowman 

Tom & Polly Bredt 

Carol Franc Buck Foundation 

Susie Tompkins Buell & Mark Buell 

Gary Bukovnik 

Ann Moller Caen 

Paula & Bandel Carano 

Lyman & Carol Casey 

Eliza & Dean Cash 

Iris S. Chan & Dr. Michael Chan 

John & Sherry Chen 

Yanek & Mary Chiu 

Penelope Clark 

Matt & Pia Cohler 

Margaret Liu Collins & Edward B. Collins 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Conner 

Michèle & Laurence Corash 

Mr. & Mrs. John Jay Corley 

Wilfred & Sigrun Corrigan 

Mr. & Mrs. Andre-Paul de Bord 

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Denning 

Jerome L. & Thao N. Dodson 

The Dolby Family 

Carol & Dixon Doll Family Foundation 

David & Roberta Elliott 

Dana M. & Robert L. Emery 

Jacqueline & Christian P. Erdman 

Mrs. Jack S. Euphrat 

Roger L. Evans & Aey Phanachet 

Mary C. Falvey 

Mrs. Donald G. Fisher 

Elizabeth & Robert J. Fisher 

Mr. & Mrs. William S. Fisher 

Vicki & David Fleishhacker 

Frannie Fleishhacker 

Elizabeth J. Folger & Mr. Robert Eldred 

Mr. David Friedberg & Ms. Allison Broude 

Friedman Family Fund 

John & Paula Gambs 

Theodore & Frances Geballe 

Priscilla & Keith Geeslin 

Charles M. Geschke & Nancy A. Geschke Foundation 

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon P. Getty 

Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund 

Marcia & John Goldman/John and Marcia Goldman Foundation 

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick M. Goltz 

Andy & Teri Goodman 

Michael A. Harrison & Susan Graham Harrison 

Linda & Jon Gruber 

Dr. Jerome Guillen & Mr. Jeremy Gallaher 

George Gund III 

Cynthia Fry Gunn & John A. Gunn 

Laurel & Vinod Gupta 

Guzik Foundation 

Mimi and Peter Haas Fund 

Mrs. Prentis Cobb Hale 

Charles E. & Anthia L. Halfmann 

Mr. & Mrs. Ted W. Hall 

Stephanie & Fred Harman 

Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey P. Hays 

Marie & George Hecksher 

Kathie & Gary Heidenreich 

Mr. Mark Heising & Ms. Elizabeth Simons 

Mary & Craig Henderson 

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brooks Herrick 

Mrs. Reuben W. Hills III 

Ken Hirsch & Rebecca Long 

James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen 

David & Janyce Hoyt 

Hurlbut-Johnson Fund 

Jo S. Hurley 

William W. Jahnke 

Mr. Basheer Janjua 

Lucy Jewett in memory of George Frederick Jewett, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Johnson 

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Johnson 

Maryellie & Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. 

Mark & Michelle Jung 

Maurice Kanbar 

Judi and Buz Kanter 

Lynn & Tom Kiley 

William and Gretchen Kimball Fund 

F. Curt Kirschner, Jr. & Nicholas Augustinos 

Mary Jo & Dick Kovacevich 

Metta & Keith Krach 

Ted & Carole Krumland/Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust 

Christine & Pierre Lamond 

Jean Lane 

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Leach 

Doris S. & Theodore B. Lee 

Patricia Lee-Hoffmann & Steven Hoffmann 

Nellie & Max Levchin 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred M. Levin, The Shenson Foundation 

M. Davies Lewis 

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Li 

Barry & Marie Lipman 

Lorry Lokey & Joanne Harrington 

Gorretti & Lawrence Lui 

Jennifer Coslett MacCready 

Mrs. Richard B. Madden 

Cynthia & Merrill Magowan 

Martin Family Foundation 

Christine & Stan Mattison 

Marissa Mayer & Zachary Bogue 

Amy McCombs 

Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman 

William F. Meehan III 

Anthony & Landra Miles 

The Diane and Ron Miller Charitable Trust 

Bruce & Adrienne Mitchell 

Phyllis Moldaw 

Michael Moritz & Harriet Heyman 

Mervin & Roslyn Morris 

Ellen Newman 

Claudette & John Nicolai 

Mr. & Mrs. William E. Oberndorf 

Robert G. & Sue Douthit O'Donnell 

Joan & Dave O’Reilly 

Mrs. William H. Orrick, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Osher 

Sandy Otellini 

Marie Kendrick Otto Foundation 

Ann & Jim Paras 

Yurie & Carl Pascarella 

Mr. & Mrs. David Peng 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Pfaff 

David & Bobbie Pratt 

Mrs. Henry I. Prien 

LSP Family Foundation 

Ms. Joyce Ratner 

Genelle Relfe 

George & Linnea Roberts Foundation 

Sanford Robertson 

Toni Rembe Rock & Arthur Rock 

Venetta & John Rohal 

Barbara & Richard Rosenberg 

Felipe R. Santiago & Barry T. Joseph 

Betty & Jack Schafer 

Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation 

Frederic & Robin Seegal 

The Seiger Family 

Pearl Anne Seipp 

John V. Sell 

Shorenstein Family 

 Maria Manetti Shrem & Jan Shrem 

Mr. & Mrs. George P. Shultz 

Mrs. Thomas A. Skornia 

Trine Sorensen & Michael Jacobson 

Laurence L. Spitters 

Michael & Sue Steinberg 

William Stensrud & Suzanne Vaucher 

Audrey & Barry Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards 

Dwight & Blossom Strong 

Michael & Jean Strunsky 

Joyce L. Stupski 

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Swartz 

Roselyne Chroman Swig 

Hugh & Eugénie Taylor 

William & Janice Terry 

John & Sandi Thompson 

Michael Tilson Thomas & Joshua Robison 

Fay S. & Ada S. Tom Family 

Tony Trousset & Erin Kelley 

Robert & Joyce Tufts 

Paul & Anne Wattis 

Judy C. Webb 

Brayton Wilbur Foundation 

Michael & Jeanne Williams 

Diane B. Wilsey 

Anita & Ronald Wornick 

Mrs. Alejandro C. Zaffaroni 

Ward & Diane Zumsteg 

Anonymous (7) 

Institutional Giving 


American Airlines 

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation 

AT&T 

Bank of America Foundation 

The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation 

Blueprint Studios 

William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation 

California Arts Council 

Cartier 

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. 

Chevron 

Chronicle Books 

City National Bank 

Crankstart 

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation 

Louise M. Davies Foundation 

Deloitte LLP 

E. & J. Gallo Winery 

Emirates Airline 

Eucalyptus Foundation 

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund 

The Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation 

First Republic Bank 

Franklin Templeton / Fiduciary Trust International 

Gap Inc. 

Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund 

Goldman, Sachs & Co. 

Google, Inc. 

Grants for the Arts 

Walter and Elise Haas Fund 

Hartmann Studios 

Hearst Foundations 

Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation 

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 

Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos Inc., Advertising 

Infiniti 

The James Irvine Foundation 

The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation 

John and Marcia Goldman Foundation 

Jones Day 

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 

Kaiser Permanente 

Koret Foundation 

KPIX-TV/CBS 5 

KPMG LLP 

The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation 

League of American Orchestras 

Macy's 

Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation 

McKesson 

McKinsey & Company, Inc. 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 

Mercedes-Benz USA 

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 

Meyer Sound 

Microsoft 

Morgan Stanley Foundation 

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation 

National Endowment for the Arts 

Neiman Marcus - Union Square 

The Robert and Helen Odell Fund 

O'Melveny & Myers LLP 

The Bernard Osher Foundation 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company 

PwC 

 San Francisco Arts Commission 

SanDisk Corporation 

Surdna Foundation 

Sybase, Inc. 

Target 

U.S. Bank 

Visa, Inc. 

Vodafone-US Foundation 

The Wallace Foundation 

Wallis Foundation 

The Walther Foundation 

Wattis Fund 

Wells Fargo 

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation 

The Zellerbach Family Foundation 


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