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  • Review: Wynton Marsalis’s Urban Symphony for the Philharmonic

    Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Review

    The next time Wynton Marsalis writes a symphony for the New York Philharmonic, he might want to plan from the start to keep it well under an hour. At least if he wants to assure that the Philharmonic will be able to perform it complete. Timing was a factor in 2010, when Alan Gilbert led the American premiere of Mr. Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, “Swing Symphony,” on a season-opening gala program. Because it was being televised on “Live From Lincoln Center,” the concert had to come in under two hours. So Mr. Gilbert dropped the first of Mr. Marsalis’s six movements, which still left some 45 minutes of music. (The symphony was performed in full the following season, and then again, with yet another movement added, in 2013.)   Keep reading »

  • Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 18th, 2016 in Concerts

    Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis’s The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland’s Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. The performances take place Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m.   Keep reading »

  • What do Tom Brady and the conductor of the NY Philharmonic have in common? - CBS This Morning

    Posted on November 4th, 2013 in Video | 1

    A great football game, like a great orchestral performance, is a show of tempo, finesse, and rhythm. CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis talked with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NY Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert about the similarities.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s interview with Tom Brady to air on Monday on CBS

    Posted on November 3rd, 2013 in News | 2

    What do Tom Brady (quarterback of the New England Patriots) and Alan Gilbert (conductor of the NY Philharmonic) have in common? Check out Wynton on *CBS This Morning* as he discovers the similarities in these seemingly opposite professions. Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8:30am EST   Keep reading »

  • At Philharmonic, Jazz Blended Unevenly

    Posted on September 23rd, 2010 in Review

    What better way to open an orchestra’s new season than with a new piece? That was Alan Gilbert’s reasoning last September, when he inaugurated his tenure as music director of the New York Philharmonic with the premiere of “EXPO,” an exciting work by Magnus Lindberg, the Philharmonic’s composer in residence.   Keep reading »

  • U.S. Premiere of Swing Symphony to be Broadcast Live on PBS

    Posted on September 22nd, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    Wednesday evening, September 22, will be a very special occasion. On that occasion Live From Lincoln Center will inaugurate its 35th anniversary season of presenting the arts from the stages of America’s premier Performing Arts center.   Keep reading »