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PHOTOS: Music Academy of the West 2017 Residency

Posted August 07, 2017

The New York Philharmonic’s second performance residency at the Music Academy of the West in sunny Santa Barbara last week began with a concert for the history books. Alan Gilbert led the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the last time as its Music Director during the Music Academy of the West’s 70th Anniversary Community Concert, which broke the record for the city’s largest classical concert. Also that week, Philharmonic musicians served as guest faculty and selected Fellows for the 2018 New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, the New York Philharmonic String Quartet performed, and Alan Gilbert led the Academy Festival Orchestra in the festival’s season finale.