Gilbert to step down after eight seasons at New York Philharmonic

February 6, 2015 8:12 PM

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Gilbert to step down after eight seasons at New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic announced today that Alan Gilbert will step down as music director after eight seasons, at the end of the 2016-17 season.

The timing of the decision, coming as the orchestra gears up for a major fund-raising push and the thorough renovation of the concert venue still known as Avery Fisher Hall, will inevitably raise questions about whether the decision was made entirely voluntarily, or whether an orchestra that’s looki...

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