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In Time for Father's Day: Advice Alan Gilbert Got From His Dad

Posted June 13, 2014

Alan Gilbert NY Philharmonic

Just in time for Father's Day, Music Director Alan Gilbert spoke with Gotham about some good advice he got from his father, former Philharmonic violinist Michael Gilbert:

“One of the most important things I learned from my father is to never forget to identify with the musicians I am conducting — to always be aware of what they are feeling."

(Photo by Julie Skarratt: family photo of Alan Gilbert; his wife, Kajsa William-Olsson; his father, Michael; and his mother, recently retired Philharmonic violinist Yoko Takebe)