Michael Tilson Thomas | Photo by Kristen Loken
The 2019 Kennedy Center Honors have just been announced and our own Michael Tilson Thomas is one of the honorees! He’s in very musical company as well – this year’s other honorees include Linda Ronstadt, Earth, Wind and Fire, actress Sally Field and the cast and crew of “Sesame Street.” Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said, “Michael Tilson Thomas goes far beyond keeping score: he has shaped American music and musical institutions for the 21st century.”
The Kennedy Center Honors medallions will be presented on Saturday, December 7, the night before the Gala, at a State Department dinner. The Honors Gala will be recorded for broadcast on the CBS Network for the 42nd consecutive year as a two-hour primetime special on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. I, for one, cannot wait to see MTT onstage with Big Bird – after all, they do have something in common!