9 May 2012
“ The New York Philharmonic will be kicking out classical jams at Copley Symphony Hall when conductor Alan Gilbert leads the beast through Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Debussy’s La Mer, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, which, crappin’ you negative, freaking shreds. ”
— Barnaby Monk of the San Diego Reader is totally stoked for the New York Philharmonic’s concert at the Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego on May 15 and we’re pretty psyched to let the beast shred for the final performance of CALIFORNIA 2012.
7 May 2012
Watch out West Coast …
The New York Philharmonic is on its way! The Orchestra departed from Avery Fisher Hall this morning for the CALIFORNIA 2012 tour. Here’s what Music Director Alan Gilbert had to say in interviews over the weekend anticipating the Phil’s visits:
"I was always very comfortable when I was in L.A. as a guest conductor. I always felt, ‘This is the place where what I’m doing is understood.’" — Los Angeles Times
"For Gilbert, the Philharmonic is more than an orchestra. ‘I aspire for the New York Philharmonic to be central in the cultural and intellectual life of the city,’ he said." — San Diego Union-Tribune