November 29, 2022

NWS Gala to honor MTT with Yo-Yo Ma

MTT and Yo-Yo Ma

Photos by Brigitte Lacombe and Jason Bell


On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the New World Symphony will celebrate its 35th Anniversary Gala at the New World Center. The event will honor Michael Tilson Thomas—NWS’s Co-Founder and Artistic Director Laureate—with guest artist Yo-Yo Ma and gala chairs Mary and Howard S. Frank.


MTT in Miami Beach

Photos by Vahan Stepanyan and Tomas Loewy


The evening’s performance will celebrate the artistic brilliance and impact of MTT, who transformed the cultural landscape of Miami Beach when he and Ted and Lin Arison founded NWS in 1987. Since then, nearly 1,200 NWS alums have gone on to transform their communities as artists, educators, administrators and more.


Yo-Yo Ma

Photo by Jason Bell


Joining in the celebration is world-renowned cellist and MTT’s longtime colleague and friend, Yo-Yo Ma, whose most recent appearance with NWS received "one of the longest ovations in recent memory” (South Florida Classical Review).


MTT and Yo-Yo Ma

Photos by Joshua Robison and Rui Dias-Aidos, REDAV, Inc.


For more information and gala tickets, visit or contact Jack Mizutani at 305.428.6777 or

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