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Conductor Alan Gilbert’s Thoughts on the Future of Orchestras

0 Stephen Danyew

The Guardian recently published an edited version of NY Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert’s 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture.  In the lecture, Gilbert describes his view of where we are today - how orchestras are doing some serious soul-searching to discover what role they will play in their communities going forward.  Orchestras are trying all kinds of new initiatives, venues and programs, but it is not always clear if these experiments are getting results and making an impact in the community.  But, Gilbert also describes examples of innovations that seem to have had positive impacts on audiences, both at the NY Phil and elsewhere.  Read the article here.

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