Alan Gilbert
(c) Chris Lee

Musicians in the United States point the way: After Michael Tilson Thomas’s announcement of a Pride Benefit Concert, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic make a visible mark in the civil society of the United States by inviting musicians from around the world to Gilbert’s final subscription concert of his tenure as Music Director. « Celebrating the Power of Music To Unite Across Borders » they will together perform Mahler’s Symphony No 7 on June 8, 9 & 10. 

“Music has a unique capacity to connect people’s hearts and souls,” Alan Gilbert said. “How can we, as musicians, do our small part to be a positive forum, to help effect social change and respond to adversity in a world faced with unprecedented challenges? With the inspiration of people such as my good friends Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, and Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, I wanted these final concerts to call attention to the ways in which music can unite people across borders and spread a message of harmony and shared humanity. The New York Philharmonic, which has always been an international ensemble, has done so much as a global ambassador throughout its history, and I am honored to showcase this message with this great Orchestra in my hometown of New York City.”

The invited musicians come from Orchestras Including:

Berlin Philharmonic

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra

Czech Philharmonic

Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra of El Gran Teatro de La Habana

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Mexico’s Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra



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