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Alan Gilbert, Josh Groban Light Empire State Building to Honor Season Opening

Posted September 16, 2014

NY Philharmonic

"We'd like to paint the town red, literally," Music Director Alan Gilbert said at this morning's ceremony to light The Empire State Building.

The Empire State Building is glowing Philharmonic Red today in honor of our 173rd season, which kicks off tonight. Vocalist Josh Groban, a soloist in the Opening Gala Concert, flipped the switch. In the photo above, he's flanked by Music Director Alan Gilbert and President and Executive Director Matthew VanBesien.

Groban tweeted:

Unfortunately, we can confirm he did not live out this fantasy. 

(Photo Chris Lee (left); The Empire State Building is a trademarked image and used with permission by ESRT)