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August 8   -   ArtsJournal: music

Alan Gilbert Gets Chilly Farewell From New York Philharmonic Musicians At Their Final Concert Together

Things seemed amicable enough at Gilbert's farewell concerts at Geffen Hall and in the New York City parks. But at a 70th anniversary concert for the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara last week, reports Mark Swed,"there was no acknowledgment of its music director from the orchestra during the bows - no tapping of bows on stands, practically no glances from the players at the conductor. ... When [L.A.] Master Chorale Music Director Grant Gershon hugged Gilbert the stage suddenly became radiant, despite the orchestra musicians pointedly looking the other way."


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