Music Director Alan Gilbert and Renée Fleming were among the Juilliard alumni featured last week at a gala fundraiser. Alan conducted the Juilliard Orchestra during the evening's concert.
The Wall Street Journal's Corinne Ramey reported:
New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert said conducting the Juilliard orchestra that evening brought him back to his student days.
"It's when I discovered what it felt like to be debilitatingly nervous, and was learning how to deal with that fear and those nerves," he said. Mr. Gilbert, who has since conquered his nerves, now teaches at his alma mater.
"He would get up there on the podium with you," said the conductor Evan Rogister, a former student of Mr. Gilbert...