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Alan Gilbert Named Chief Conductor Of NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

nextpixel / 23rd June 2017 / Journal

As announced at a press conference in Hamburg’s newly reconstructed concert hall, Alan Gilbert has been appointed the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra’s Chief Conductor beginning in the 2019-20 season.

``First of all, this is a group of musicians that I already know so well and love dearly. The musicians and I have shared a very special rapport and musical chemistry for many years,`` says Alan. ``Furthermore, the environment surrounding the orchestra is uniquely exciting. The Elbphilharmonie is the perfect and already iconic physical space in which to play and present music, and the management team, headed by Achim Dobschall and Sonja Epping of the orchestra and Christoph Lieben-Seutter at the Elbphilharmonie, is the most inspired, ambitious, and forward-looking in the world of music.``

Alan leads the final concerts of his tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic this July in August, visiting Shanghai, the Bravo Vail! Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.

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