• Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has heart operation

    NEW YORK (AP) - Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has undergone a heart operation at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

    His representative, the public relations agency of Shuman Associates in New York, said Tuesday that doctors called the operation a success and said his heart is performing at 100%.

    Tilson Thomas is recovering at the clinic and will spend the summer in San Francisco.

    The 74-year-old expects to return to the podium on Sept. 4 for the start of his 25th and final season as music director of the San Francisco Symphony.

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