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After Friday's Final Don Giovanni, Alan Gilbert Returns to Conduct Salonen, Adams, and Stravinsky

Alan Gilbert NY Philharmonic

This Friday, March 5, is the final performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni led by Music Director Alan Gilbert at The Metropolitan Opera before returning to the Philharmonic for two enticing and varied programs: music by R. Strauss, Debussy, Ravel (featuring Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan), and Esa-Pekka Salonen on March 19–24; and, on March 26–28, the World Premiere of John Adams's Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra (with Leila Josefowicz) alongside Stravinsky's Petrushka.

The production of Don Giovanni builds on Gilbert's expertise in opera, which Philharmonic audiences have experienced in Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre (2010), Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen (2011), and HK Gruber's Gloria – A Pig Tale (part of the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, in 2014). The New York Times Chief Music Critic Anthony Tommasini wrote: "Alan Gilbert, in his second appearance with the Met, conducts a vividly detailed, urgent and elegant performance…. He conveyed the arc of Mozart's score. … The orchestra played superbly."

Look for Alan’s next opera gig in New York City when he crosses the Plaza again to lead George Benjamin’s acclaimed opera Written on Skin, August 11–15, 2015, in a Lincoln Center–New York Philharmonic collaboration.

(Photo: Chris Lee)

WQXR To Cap Month of Mozart with Live Broadcast of Nov. 30 Concert

WQXR Month of Mozart 

We hope you have been enjoying WQXR’s Month of Mozart. They may have saved the best for last.

The Saturday, November 30 concert featuring Alan Gilbert conducting Mozart’s final symphonies will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM and streamed live on We will host the stream on our site, too, so visit that day to listen here.

The archived stream will even extend Month of Mozart by being available for the following two weeks. Too many notes? No, just right.

Triumphant Conclusion in Vienna

Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra conclude their three-concert stint at the Vienna Konzerthaus with works by The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, Mozart, and Musorgsky. The performance brings the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour to a close, and the musicians head to New York to resume performing for their hometown audience.

Arrival and Two Concerts in Vienna

The Philharmonic arrives in Vienna, the final stop of the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour, to commemorate the centennial of the Vienna Konzerthaus. Joshua Bell and Emanuel Ax join Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra for two of the three concerts in the city of music.

Dortmund and Berlin

The EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour has embarked on its German leg. Emanuel Ax joined the Orchestra for concerts in Dortmund and Berlin, and a quartet of Philharmonic principal players were musical emissaries at the U.S. Ambassador to Germany’s Berlin residence.

Grandeur and a Groundbreaker in Dresden

This week the Orchestra traveled to Dresden for two concerts, each with a very different flavor. The first featured Mozart, Bloch, and Musorgsky at Dresden's grand Semperoper. The second, Webcast live around the world from Volkswagen's Transparent Factory, featured Magnus Lindberg's theatrical, out-of-the-box Kraft,as well as Christopher Rouse's Prospero's Rooms and Bernstein's Serenade with violinist Joshua Bell.