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
The New York Philharmonic's Alan Gilbert leads the Music Academy of the West in a challenging, well-played program of works by Schubert, Schoenberg and Thomas Adès at the Lobero in Santa Barbara. The New York Philharmonic's Alan Gilbert...Show More Summary
A straightforward piece by DU professor and author Alan Gilbert is up at 3:AM Magazine on the founding amnesia of the University of Denver regarding its history in connection with Native landowners and the “rapaciousness of the American government toward indigenous people and the legally disenfranchised.” Gilbert talks at length about Professor Andy Reid, who [...]
Does your health insurance meet the Affordable Care Act requirements? Are you ready to answer questions about the Employer Mandate? Join New York In-House Counsel and Alan Hahn of Davis & Gilbert to learn what you need to do to meet the January 1, 2015 deadline. June 24, Doors open at 6:30PM; CLE 7:00 to…
A new partnership will bring students from the academy to study with Philharmonic musicians and Alan Gilbert, the music director, in California and New York.
Animal rights group PETA is launching a limited-edition sheet of postal stamps honoring celebrated vegetarians including prominent queer celebrities like Alan Cumming, Ricky Martin, Sara Gilbert, and Morrissey. Check out some of the other celebrities featured HERE.
The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic – "2001: A Space Odyssey" Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Alan Gilbert, Conductor September 20, 2013 1. THE DAWN OF NERVE Everything about this evening at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall had a whiff of brazenness to it. Show More Summary
THE ART OF THE SCORE -- 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, ALAN GILBERT CONDUCTING AVERY FISHER HALL I imagine it's been a long time since the New York Philharmonic played with so much chatter going on in the audience. Show More Summary