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Alan Gilbert Returns to Cleveland Orchestra & Boston Symphony

21cmediagroup / 13th December 2022 / News

A native New Yorker who served as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic for eight seasons, Grammy-winning conductor Alan Gilbert returns to the States to lead two of America’s foremost orchestras in January.

Both collaborations feature the world premieres of major new commissions: he leads the Cleveland Orchestra’s first performances of James Oliverio’s new Timpani Concerto alongside symphonies by Haydn and Nielsen on January 5 & 7 before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra to debut a new piano concerto by Justin Dello Joio on January 12-14.

Now in his fourth season as Chief Conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and his second as Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera, where he has just been named Royal Court Kapellmeister, Gilbert also looks forward to a full winter and spring in Europe.

Highlights include the NDR’s televised New Year’s Eve concerts (Dec 30–Jan 1), contemporary music festival (Feb 2–12) and concert performances of Porgy and Bess at the Hamburg International Festival (May 26 & 28); the RSO’s 250th Gala Jubilee (Jan 18–21) and productions of Tosca (March 27 & April 3) and Salome (May 13–June 8); and the conductor’s upcoming returns to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (April 16–27) and Berlin Philharmonic, where he takes part in the orchestra’s 2023 Biennial(Feb 23–25).