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National Arts Club Salutes Alan Gilbert with Medal of Honor in Music

Bethany Taylor / 14th October 2016 / Journal

The National Arts Club has bestowed Alan Gilbert with its Medal of Honor in Music as he begins the final season of his tenure with the New York Philharmonic. The award recognizes Alan’s wide-ranging contributions to the Philharmonic and symphonic music in the 21st century, from creating new ways for audiences to experience the art form to music education though his position as Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at the Juilliard School. Past honorees of the award include Placido Domingo, James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern, and Emanuel Ax.

 

The awards presentation on Thursday, October 13 included speeches by Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson and Juilliard School Provost and Dean Ara Guzelimian, as well as a short performance by pianist and New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan.

Photos: © Chris Lee

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