What will you hear? The amazing New York Philharmonic led by musical giant Alan Gilbert.
The New York Philharmonic returns to Ann Arbor for the first time since 2009. For this first residency led by music director Alan Gilbert, they perform two different programs. The Philharmonic has given over 15,000 concerts in 430 cities, 63 countries, and five continents, and 16 of those have been given in Hill Auditorium, beginning three years after the venue opened.
||Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 (1786)
||Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 (“Linz”) (1783)
||Symphony No. 1 in c minor, Op. 68 (1855-76)
||Hungarian Dance No. 6
Program Book [PDF]
New York Philharmonic website
On May 5, 2010, the New York Philharmonic gave its 15,000th concert – a milestone unmatched by any other symphony orchestra. The Philharmonic is renowned around the globe, having appeared in 430 cities in 63 countries on five continents.
Having made its UMS debut in March 1916 under the baton of Josef Stransky, the Philharmonic’s returns for its 17th and 18th performances under UMS auspices. Most recently, the Philharmonic appeared under the direction of Lorin Maazel at Hill Auditorium in March 2009.
Alan Gilbert began his tenure as the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director in September 2009, the latest in a distinguished line of musical giants that has included Lorin Maazel (2002–09); Kurt Masur (Music Director from 1991 to the summer of 2002, named Music Director Emeritus in 2002); Zubin Mehta (1978–91); Pierre Boulez (1971–77); and Leonard Bernstein, who was appointed Music Director in 1958 and given the lifetime title of Laureate Conductor in 1969. Gilbert is the first native New Yorker to hold the post.
UMS welcomes Alan Gilbert to his UMS debut performances.