Friday, February 6, 2015

Gilbert bowing out at NY Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, the 47-year-old New Yorker who has led the New York Philharmonic since 2009, will relinquish his post as music director in 2017.

Gilbert tells The New York Times that remaining with the philharmonic until 2021, when the orchestra is due to return to Lincoln Center after a two-year absence due to the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall, is “just longer than I want to stay around. It’s actually that simple.”

The Times’ Michael Cooper reports on Gilbert’s resignation: