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Alan Gilbert To Lead CALIFORNIA 2016 Tour May 3–7

Posted October 01, 2015

CALIFORNIA 2016 Tour New York Philharmonic

On this, the first cold day of fall, it gives great pleasure to announce that the New York Philharmonic is heading west. 

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the CALIFORNIA 2016 tour, May 3–7, 2016. The tour will feature four orchestral concerts with appearances in Costa Mesa, San Diego, and San Francisco. Principal Cello Carter Brey will perform as soloist in Schumann’s Cello Concerto. 

“I look forward to showcasing this Orchestra’s brilliance in cornerstones of the repertoire on our travels to Costa Mesa, San Diego, and San Francisco,” said Music Director Alan Gilbert. “One program spotlights our magnificent Principal Cello Carter Brey in the Schumann concerto coupled with music by Brahms. The other program pairs works by Beethoven with two masterpieces by Sibelius, extending our musical celebration of Sibelius’s 150th birthday to California. I feel a strong affinity to Nordic composers, and I believe that Sibelius is one of the great 20th-century symphonists and that his music says something very true about all of humanity.”

It will be the Philharmonic’s ninth tour, and the second to California, under Alan Gilbert’s leadership. CALIFORNIA 2016 marks the New York Philharmonic’s thirteenth concert tour under the aegis of Credit Suisse.

California, here we come!