On Monday, Music Director Alan Gilbert led off Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Glories: Five Young Conductors series.
Travelling the world, leading ensembles small and large, and embracing music of every stripe, these five young conductors represent a new generation in classical music. They're some of the most visible leaders in the classical world today, and their international prominence is helping secure the future of classical music in many different ways.
This week, we'll hear five enormous pieces to celebrate the colossal talent and potential of these titans.
The piece they picked was Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments, the recording of which was heralded by The New York Times as one of the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012.
"As the child of two New York Philharmonic musicians," Jennifer Anderson wrote,
Alan Gilbert grew up hanging around the orchestra. Now, he's leading that ensemble, and they're making sure that the kids of New York have nearly as much exposure to music as he did, performing concerts for children as young as 3. At the same time, Gilbert remains strongly committed to challenging and engaging concertgoers of all ages through a robust adult education series and vibrant new music commissioning program.
Finally, here's a tweet from Classical MPR D.J. Alison Young with an observation that hadn't occurred to us. Do you agree with her? Click the photo and tweet a reply!