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Michael Tilson Thomas Got Married

Scott Lucas | November 4, 2014 | Lifestyle Story City Life

That sound you hear is thousands of dowager countesses in Pacific Heights tearfiully ripping down those bedroom posters of San Francisco's elfin music-man. That's right, the maestro of the San Francisco Symphony just got married to his partner of 38 years, Joshua Mark Robinson.

Since our invitation must have been lost in the mail, we're relying on Leah Garchick for the details. The ceremony took place at the home of Nancy Bechtle, the former president of the board of the Symphony, and was conducted by State Senator Mark Leno who, small world, worked for Thomas in New York City forty years ago.

The couple met in junior high, where they played together in the school band. After drifting apart, they reconnected in New York, after Robinson saw Thomas' picture in The New York Times.

Prepare for cute anecdote overload: Throughout the ceremony, Thomas carried a small metal strawberry huller in his pocket. Fascinated by it at the age of four, he asked his mother if he could have it hen he got married. She gave it to him ten years after the couple got together.

Between this and Tom Ammiano's recent wedding, we're pretty sure we're seeing the trend line here. Older, public figures deciding out of the blue to get hitched. We'd be pretty worried if we were Willie Brown's girlfriend right now.

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