With so many changes afoot in the American orchestral world, what do music directors see as particular challenges and opportunities? (more…)
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Topic: Audience, Community, Creativity | Tags: alan gilbert, charles dutoit, cleveland orchestra, franz welser-möst, gustavo dudamel, la phil, mtt, ny phil, philadelphia orchestra, san francisco symphony, video, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
November 6, 2012 by Beth Hondl | Comments (0)
How exactly does a conductor work with an orchestra? We asked several music directors to speak about their philosophy and technique. (more…)
Here is the first of our videos from Sunday’s live event in San Francisco, our keynote conversation with Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and Matthew VanBesien, Executive Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic.
Alan Gilbert says that his relationship with an audience is all about trust. It’s built over the long term, and it’s that trust that allows for exploration and risk-taking. In a world of immediate gratification, it can be hard to let go and let someone else choose what you hear and what is told to you — and it perhaps makes what happens in the concert hall even more important.
Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Phiharmonic, joins us in San Francisco on Sunday, May 13 for our free event “Talking About Audiences.” Recently we had the chance to sit down with him to ask how he approaches programming and what role the audience plays in choosing what music to play. “What we do is very simple actually,” he said. “We play pieces that we really believe in, that we think are great pieces—important for the orchestra to play and important for the audience to hear.” Watch more here:
We’re looking forward to hearing more.
Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, took some time out from his rehearsal schedule in San Francisco last month to chat with us about community. He says the true importance of being the first New Yorker to lead the New York Philharmonic is that he understands what the orchestra means to the community and to the audience that comes to the concerts, whether it’s a performance at Lincoln Center or a concert in the park. “We are trying to be New York’s orchestra, not just an orchestra in New York.”
Alan Gilbert will join us for our free live event “Talking About Audiences” next May.