Alex Ross has been running his eye down the candidates who are likely to succeed Alan Gilbert as New York’s music director, based on current guest trials. He doesn’t seem too excited. Nor are we. Esa-Pekka Salonen has been there, done that, doesn’t seem too keen. Manfred Honeck has enjoyed some success at Pittsburgh. Modest […]
Last week, Alan Gilbert took up a bet from Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony over which city would win the World Series. He lost. There’s a consignment of bagels and lox on its way to KC. And much crow being eaten in Manhattan. Gilbert concedes defeat below.
It’s the World Series showdown. KC music director Michael Stern has flung down a challenge to Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil. Place your bets now. Oh, a picture from the KC Royals subs bench.
Amazing: “One of the minor ironies of the postwar avant-garde is that an artist so resolutely against personal expression and the myth of the inspired genius should become the focus of a cult of personality. But that’s exactly what happened with John Cage before, and especially after, his death.” At Hyperallergic, Alan Gilbert takes a […]
The rumor mill surrounding the search for a new music director of the New York Philharmonic when Alan Gilbert's contract expires in 2017 is ever active. Among the names that keep coming up is Pablo Heras-Casado.
Alan Gilbert, the orchestra’s music director, praised what he described as her unique, expressive voice. ‘Her uncompromising approach to building soundscapes creates a visceral, pictorial aesthetic.'”
A major renovation and finding a replacement for Alan Gilbert are just two of the major issues confronting the orchestra.
We ought to have discovered Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx (2011) before now. The dense orchestration was dappled with soupçons of indigenous music, folk, noir, Harryhausen Hollywood and French impressionism. The New York… Continue reading The post Joyce DiDonato, the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert at the Barbican reviewed: ‘seductive’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“The problem has been that as orchestras are involved in more and more areas, it is often not clear why they are doing what they are doing, When it does not connect to the core of the organization, you start to wonder what the point is. This has led to an industry-wide existential soul-searching in […]
The New York Philharmonic's music director calls for a new approach to new music and dismisses speculation about musical chairs in the conducting world
Graham Parker: “What has frustrated me more in all the articles I have read since Alan Gilbert announced his conclusion as music director, was the complete lack of considering the audience in the short listing of candidates. The audience, in this case, are: current patrons of the New York Philharmonic; future audiences who like classical […]
The classical music critics of The New York Times recently pondered who to choose to succeed Alan Gilbert. Here, readers offer their thoughts.
Might as well! Michael Cooper breaks the story......and talks a bit about possible (types of) successors Anne Midgette writes thoughtfully about what worked and didn't with Gilbert and whether his changes will last. Her remarks on Gilbert in the core repertory certainly accord with what I heard during his guest appearances in SF. Justin Davidson Anastasia Tsioulcas George Grella
The New York Philharmonic says Alan Gilbert will step down as its music director in late 2017. The Philharmonic said in a statement Friday that Mr. Gilbert "will continue to have a significant... To view the full story, click the title link.
In an announcement that has taken many in the classical-music world by surprise, Alan Gilbert, who has led the New York Philharmonic as music director since 2009, will step down from the podium at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Alan Gilbert will step down as music director of the New York Philharmonic when his contract expires in 2017, leaving the orchestra to navigate a turbulent patch that is likely to last for several years. The organization will be hunting for his replacement, planning a renovation of Avery Fisher Hall,... More »
We’ve written a fair bit about the By the Book series at the Times. You can read a selection of the best entries in a collection published by the paper. This week, the series featured another novel guest: Alan Gilbert, the conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Sample quote: “I don’t seek out books about […]
American Alan Gross had spent more than five years in a Cuban prison where he suffered ill health. Then, on Tuesday, his lawyer, Scott Gilbert, told him in a phone call that he was going home.
Not to be missed, though we almost did miss this one, is Alan Gilbert’s review of two books of collected/selected letters: Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters and The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley now up at Boston Review. Gilbert surveys the books, writing: One value of a writer’s correspondence is the glimpse [...]
Time has published a special issue dedicated entirely to Robin Williams. The issue — available Friday, August 15 — features tributes penned by Bill Maher, Dick Cavett, Alan Alda, Joan Rivers, Patch Adams, Jim Norton, Gilbert Gottfried,...Show More Summary