When Your Mom's Part of the Orchestra
The conductor's mother is a violinist in the New York Philharmonic, but he says her presence has assumed it's proper proportion. "I'm lucky that she's playing really, really well, and there are no issues ... because I guess technically I'm her boss."
Alan Gilbert has been musical director of the New York Philharmonic since September 2009. He was previously chief conductor and musical adviser to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and has conducted other leading orchestras
including the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco symphony orchestras;
the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; and the Berlin Philharmonic,
Munich's Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam's Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Orchestre National de Lyon. He also holds the William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies at the Juilliard School in New York.