Donald Trump ‘wanted to conduct the New York Philharmonic’main
The New York Post, on its chatty Page Six, reports today that Trump approached the former NY Phil music director Alan Gilbert with a request to conduct his orchestra. Gilbert thought it could be ‘a fundraising opportunity.’
A source tells Page Six that several years ago before Trump’s presidency, the orchestra’s then-conductor Alan Gilbert was enjoying a New York Rangers game and was seated behind goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the coveted goal judge seats.
One row up was Trump, whom Gilbert recognized. The two were introduced and Trump immediately said that he would love to conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
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No US music director should ever miss a fundraising opportunity.