The Sht Joke 1:19 Hear Alan Zweibel and Gilbert Gottfried tell one of our favorite jokes in this Funny or Die exclusive outtake from THE LAST LAUGH, the outrageously funny and thought-provoking film that asks: “Are we allowed to make...Show More Summary
New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert will close his tenure with concerts that bring together musicians from around the world, including US political adversaries Iran, Cuba and Venezuela. The leading US orchestra on Wednesday announced a final concert series under Gilbert from June 8-10 which will feature Mahler's enigmatic Symphony No. Show More Summary
In his final concerts in June as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Gilbert has invited musicians from 19 countries to augment his orchestra ‘in support of peace, development, and human rights’. The countries involved Australia, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Venezuela […]
Thomas May wrote an article for Strings Magazine about Alan Gilbert and his legacy at the New York Philharmonic. It's an excellent article, and definitely the kind that leaves me scratching my head and wondering, yet again, why the NYPO is letting Gilbert go. Read it and weep.
Gilbert Gottfried was a regular on Alan Thicke's late night '80s talk show "Thicke of the Night" and they spent a lot of time cracking jokes about Alan's singing. Gilbert was out in NYC just hours after TMZ broke the news about Thicke's sudden…
"In his wake, he leaves a formidable legacy of experimentation that expanded not just what an orchestra can and will do, but who it's for. Gilbert and [Helga] Davis sat down in his office to talk about what he means by serving a community, the moments in performance he lives for, and how maybe he […]
Jaap van Zweden, a Dutch maestro with a silhouette like a hip flask and a musketeer’s way with a baton, is making his first appearances with the New York Philharmonic since he was chosen to succeed Alan Gilbert as music director. He won’t officially take the post for nearly two ... More »
Last week, the NY Times ran an excellent, though surprising, article by Michael Cooper about the last-minute reprieve for the NY Philharmonic's Contact! new music series.This is one of outgoing music director Alan Gilbert's new-music initiatives for the orchestra. Show More Summary
Alan Gilbert reviews Rebecca Wolff’s latest collection of poetry, One Morning— (Wave Books, 2015), for Boston Review. “The book depicts a social compact in danger of being broken, whether between—as here—an I and a you, or as the more general consequence of an economic system that puts everyone in competition for resources and attention.” More: […]
The new list of maestro earnings from Drew McManus reveals the following pay scale. 1 Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas, $5m (see here) 2 Riccardio Muti, Chicago Symphony $2,309,837 3 Christoph Eschenbach, NSO, $2,274,151 4 Alan Gilbert, NY, $1,751,570...Show More Summary
To kick off its series of free concerts in Central Park, the New York Philharmonic is paying tribute to the victims of the shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Alan Gilbert, the Philharmonic’s music director, dedicated the performance to “not just to the memory of the victims,” but also to “the idea that we are all part of a shared humanity,” the New York Times reports.
“What composers do is, without exaggeration and without any shred of hyperbole, the most important thing that is happening in music at any given time.” So said Alan Gilbert, the music director of the New York Philharmonic, at this year’s NY Phil Biennial, a sprawling three-week survey of new and recent music in the classical tradition. Show More Summary
Everybody wants him. Between the announcement of Alan Gilbert's departure from the NYPO and the somewhat surprising appointment of Jaap van Zweden as his successor, the favorite candidate of almost everyone in NY was Esa-Pekka Salonen, the orchestra's composer in residence. Show More Summary
We have received notice of the death, at 89, of Otto-Werner Mueller, professor of conducting at the Curtis Institute, possibly the most sought-after tutor in America. His students included Paavo Järvi, Alan Gilbert, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Rossen Milanov. Show More Summary
Facts to consider: The New York Philharmonic season announcement identifies the 2016-17 season as Alan Gilbert's farewell to the orchestra. The New York Philharmonic's incoming music director, Jaap van Zweden, starts the job in 2018-19. Show More Summary
The New York Philharmonic ended its yearlong search for a new music director to replace the outgoing Alan Gilbert last week by selecting Jaap van Zweden, an established conductor with an intense, demanding style—and in doing so, followed a conservative path long taken by major orchestras. Show More Summary
The New York Philharmonic has announced the farewell season of its departing music director. Sets pulses racing? OPENING GALA CONCERT: New York Philharmonic Premieres Past and Present THE NEW WORLD INITIATIVE: Season-Long, Citywide Immersion in DVO?ÁK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY THE NEW YORK COMMISSIONS: Works on NEW YORK Theme by New York–Based WYNTON MARSALIS, SEAN SHEPHERD, […]
Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden has been hired to succeed Alan Gilbert as music director of the New York Philharmonic. Gilbert, who began in 2008-09, said last February that he intended to... To view the full story, click the title link.
Jaap van Zweden NY Philharmonic Photo Jaap van Zweden, currently music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic, will be the next music director of the New York Philharmonic, succeeding Alan Gilbert. (Link is to the press release.) Van Zweden starts his term in 2018-19 and will be music director designate in 2017-18. Show More Summary
The New York Philharmonic, facing a near-future that looks rocky even by the standards of a modern orchestra, has appointed the 55-year-old Dutch violinist and conductor Jaap van Zweden to succeed Alan Gilbert as music director next year. It’s hardly an obvious choice. As music director of the Dallas Symphony... More »