July 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Last month, Gustavo Dudamel ended his third season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic with a splash - a venturesome staged performance of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" in a great space (Walt Disney Concert Hall) and the world premiere of John Adams' Passion opera, "The Gospel According to the Other Mary. " Friday night, it was the New York Philharmonic's turn. Alan Gilbert ended his third season as music director with a venturesome staged excerpt from "Don Giovanni" (the first-act party scene)
May 6, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Listening is very important to Alan Gilbert. It is not surprising for a gifted musician to have attentive ears, but to succeed as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, you have to hear much more than just the music. Before taking his first leadership post at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in 2000, Gilbert made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and since appearing on the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 1998, Gilbert has clearly been listening to what been going on in Southern California.
February 3, 1996
Saul Goodman, 89, timpanist with the New York Philharmonic for 47 years. Goodman joined the orchestra when he was 21 and played for a succession of internationally known conductors including his favorite, Arturo Toscanini. Goodman played the first performance of a timpano to be broadcast, and performed with studio orchestras for radio, television, motion pictures and recordings.
April 11, 1990 |
East German conductor Kurt Masur was named to a 5-year term as music director of the New York Philharmonic, effective with the 1992-93 music season. He takes over during the Philharmonic's 150th anniversary. During the 1990-91 season, Masur will conduct two subscription weeks and will provide an overview of artistic matters, including guiding the planning of the 1991-92 season and the audition of orchestra personnel.
June 3, 2003 |
After four decades at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic is returning to its acoustically blessed old home, Carnegie Hall, officials of both institutions announced Monday. Reached in less than a week of negotiations, an agreement between the 161-year-old orchestra and the 112-year-old concert hall calls for them to form "a single musical performing arts institution," they said, although completing the move will take the Philharmonic at least three years.
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August 13, 2003 |
Julius Baker, 87, one of the leading flutists of his generation and the first flutist of the New York Philharmonic for nearly two decades, died Aug. 6 in Danbury, Conn. The cause of death was not announced. Baker was born in Cleveland, studied music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. and earned a diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. After graduation in 1937, he went back to his hometown and joined the Cleveland Orchestra.