• Pop music, which I deeply admire and wish I could play better than I can, is based on expressing one mood, one feeling at a time. Classical music is by its very nature involved with different kinds of music, constantly transforming one another, which is more akin to the way our experience of life really is.

    "The Superconductor: SF Symphony’s Michael Tilson Thomas (Condensed Version)". Interview with Clara Jeffery, March/April 2010.