A full summer of performance and education residencies continues for the New York Philharmonic! First Shanghai, then Vail, and now Santa Barbara, where the Orchestra arrived on Saturday for several days of activities with Music Academy of the West.
On Sunday evening, at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Music Director Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra rehearsed Mahler's Fifth side-by-side with Music Academy students — just the kind of intensive training in the life of an orchestral musician the New York Philharmonic Global Academy program is all about.
Here are some photos from Sunday evening:
New York Philharmonic President Matthew VanBesien and Music Academy of the West President and CEO Scott Reed.
Gilbert leads the combined musicians during the side-by-side rehearsal, the lovely Southern-California sunset in the background.
Acting Concertmaster Sheryl Staples (right) uses a moment in rehearsal to impart some wisdom to Music Academy violinists.
The winds, with clarinets and oboes horizontal, rise to the occasion of Mahler's Fifth, a mighty challenge even in rehearsal.
Gilbert chats with a Music Academy violinist during the rehearsal.
Principal Harp Nancy Allen shares a teaching moment with a Music Academy harpist.
(Photos: Chris Lee)