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Alan Gilbert

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Alan Gilbert, Music Director Alan Gilbert, Music Director (Hayley Sparks)

A night at the opera doesn’t get much more rollicking and unpredictable than a performance of György Ligeti's apocalyptic satire Le Grand Macabre. Alan Gilbert is capping his first season as music director of the New York Philharmonic by leading the New York premiere of this riotous two-act opera, which has been described as “part avant-garde, part Marx Brothers.”

Gilbert tells us about it, and about his first season at the helm of the Philharmonic.


Alan Gilbert

Comments [5]

Vic from !

May 28th, Avery Fisher Hall
Le Grand Macabre ~>
& the event horizon - I'm so glad I was there.
What a spectacle ~ What a hoot
This was real fun in the theater, here & now,
& the multi-media performance made it happen.
Let's have more, &
Who knows...(?)
"Drink Up"

May. 29 2010 02:07 AM

Is the maestro playing any drums with any Jazz groups lately?

May. 27 2010 02:54 PM
C. Tennnyson from Ridgewood, NY

Well, I'm going tomorrow I don't subscribe to the Philharmonic, I splurged on a good seat (Mescalina is a friend so how could I not). I expect to be grabbed by the lapels and have my life incinerated.

May. 27 2010 02:36 PM
Alan from Brooklyn

I love the NY Phil, but had to stop paying top dollar for seats, as Avery Fisher Hall is a sub-par performance space, certainly not worthy of such a great orchestra and conductor. I look forward to seeing you at the Carnegie Hall concerts!

May. 27 2010 02:35 PM

Thanks to Maestro Gilbert for his support of Q2.

May. 27 2010 02:30 PM

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