Another new job for Alan Gilbert

October 14, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The former music director of the New York Philharmonic has been named principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, starting next April.

That will keep him partly occupied until he takes over as chief conductor at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie in September 2019.


Comments (9)

  1. Jasper says:

    Never much cared for Gilbert with the NY Phil. It won’t take long for audiences in Tokyo and Hamburg to experience Gilbert-remorse.


    1. Jim says:

      He has been principal guest conductor in Hamburg for many years. They know him well and wouldn’t have taken him if they didn’t like him.

    2. Olassus says:

      Tokyo Met SO, like the other Tokyo orchs, has about seven conductors on its masthead. Not a job, just a way for the orch to claim prestige.

    3. mr oakmountain says:

      His Nielson cycle is the best thing the NYPO have recorded since the 80s – in my humble opinion.

      1. Mark Henriksen says:

        So, people can’t spell his name right either.

        1. mr oakmountain says:

          My apologies. Dyslexic foreigner on this end.

      2. Steve P says:

        COMPLETELY agree about the Nielsen cycle! Hope more people can hear it.

  2. Mark Henriksen says:

    No one wants to experience downward mobility.

    1. Sir Kitt says:

      …except bobsledders…

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