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Alan Gilbert Launches New York Philharmonic's New Biennial

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the New York Philharmonic's latest concert series, music director Alan Gilbert has taken inspiration from the visual art world. The NY Phil Biennial programs 21 concerts over 11 days and features new music from a host of different composers and a diverse array of styles. In a conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Gilbert talks about the Biennial and some of the new music to be heard.

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Sharon Van Etten Plays Live; NY Philharmonic's Biennial; Enigma's 'Sadeness' Was A Hit?!?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In this episode: Since she last visited Soundcheck, Sharon Van Etten has opened up for The National, toured as a backup singer with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and recorded a Bruce Springsteen cover at the Stone Pony. Hear the singer-songwriter and her band perform songs from her just-released fourth album, Are We There, in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: New York Philharmonic music director and conductor Alan Gilbert talks about dreaming up the first-ever NY Phil Biennial, which kicks off this week. We take a listen to some of the new music that will be showcased.

And: Charts guru and writer Chris Molanphy explores the puzzling success of another chart-topping single -- this time, the sexy New Age, Gregorian chant-laden “Sadeness” by Enigma -- as part of our series That Was A Hit?!?

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Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic

Friday, October 26, 2012

Alan Gilbert discusses his fourth season as music director and conductor of the New York Philharmonic and tells us what’s in store in the year ahead.

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Alan Gilbert

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A night at the opera doesn’t get much more rollicking and unpredictable than a performance of György Ligeti's apocalyptic satire Le Grand Macabre. Alan Gilbert is capping his first season as music director of the New York Philharmonic by leading the New York premiere of this riotous two-act opera, which has been described as “part avant-garde, part Marx Brothers.”

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All-Access Gets a Pricey Upgrade

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What would you pay for a chance to get closer to your favorite artist? For $350, you can attend a pre-show soundcheck by teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. For $800, pop princess Christina Aguilera will pose for a picture. $1750 gets you a front-row seat for Jersey arena rockers Bon Jovi – and you can even take the seat home. Today: how big-name artists are making a mint off VIP concert packages. And later: Alan Gilbert looks back at his first season as director of the New York Philharmonic.

What's in an Arts Leader?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

As Barack Obama prepares his White House transition team, today we look at what makes a great arts leader. A trio of experts weighs in, including New York Times music critic Jon Pareles, Manhattan School of Music president and composer Robert Sirota, and Joan Jeffri, director of the Program in ...