2019 San Francisco Arts Medallion Honoring Michael Tilson Thomas on May 14, 2019 at Saint Joseph's Arts Society

The Board of the Museum of Performance + Design takes great pleasure in announcing that Michael Tilson Thomas will be presented with the 2019 San Francisco Arts Medallion for his outstanding leadership in the arts on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco. The San Francisco Arts Medallion was created in 2005 by the Museum of Performance + Design (MP+D) to recognize those individuals whose leadership, action, and generosity have benefited the cultural life of the San Francisco Bay Area. Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and educational programs at MP+D.

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Under MTT's trailblazing leadership, the San Francisco Symphony has cemented its place as one of our country's premier orchestras. Together, MTT and the Symphony have won a dozen Grammy Awards, created the landmark Keeping Score PBS television series and multimedia project, and launched the critically acclaimed SoundBox experimental concert space within Davies Symphony Hall. Committed to young people and music education, in 1987 MTT founded the New World Symphony, a national training orchestra for the most gifted US conservatory graduates. His many honors include the National Medal of Arts and the President's Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

"Michael's power and passion for music has been a tremendous gift to the city," said MP+D Board President and Event Co-Chair Pattie Lawton. "We are honored and thrilled to present Michael with the 2019 San Francisco Arts Medallion. We are also grateful to welcome The Honorable Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi as our Honorary Co-Chairs for this year's event."

"It's my great privilege to pay tribute and honor this extraordinarily talented friend," added Event Co-Chair Ken Fulk, who founded Saint Joseph's Arts Society as a haven and a source of inspiration that provides high-touch experiences and multi-disciplinary arts programming designed to bring art and beauty back into the forefront of people's lives.


Tuesday May 14, 2019

5:30 Cocktail Reception

6:15 Performances

6:30 Presentation

Saint Joseph’s Arts Society

1401 Howard St. San Francisco


(As of May 13, 2019)

Underwriters: Nancy Hellman Bechtle, William Eddelman, Marcia and John Goldman*, Gretchen B. Kimball, Nellie Levchin, Lisa S. Pritzker, San Francisco Symphony*, Diane B. Wilsey*

Benefactors: Ann Moller Caen, Elyse Eng*, Sheri Greenawald, Herb Kennedy, Pattie Lawton*, Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston, Mauze Family Charitable Fund, Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, Phyllis Moldaw, Orville Schell, Maureen Sullivan, Bruce and Fran Walker*, Lucie and Jerry Weissman

Patrons: Andrew & Linda Rosenberg Ach, Renata Anderson, Alvin Baum, Robin Brasso, Jan & Jim Buckley, R. David Gockley, Robert Holgate, Arlene Inch, Vicki and Scott Kahn, Nancy Keeton, Mark Leno, Betsy Linder, Bernice Lindstrom, Joyce Linker, Monica Mazzei, Elaine Mellis, Jan Newman, Mark Oliver*, George Rathman, Clara Shayevich, Maureen O’Brien Sullivan, Roselyne Chroman Swig*, Stephanie Tanaka & Jay Plano*, Paul Wiseman

*Package sponsors

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