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New York to Boston: Alan Gilbert returns to the BSO

The BSO's first concert of 2013 featured one of its best guest conductors, but not one likely to be available for its music directorship.

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 18, 2013
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Center of gravity

If all those young people at last Thursday's BSO concert didn't leave Symphony Hall feeling excited about classical music and eager to come back, then classical music is in even more trouble than I thought.
Shi-Yeon Sung and Nelson Freire at the BSO; plus the Schubertiade Music Players and Emmanuel's St. Matthew Passion
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 17, 2009
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Pilgrimage

Charles Ives's Fourth Symphony is a stunner. And Boston Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic's music director designate led a stunning performance.
Alan Gilbert with the BSO, plus Collage New Music, Boston Baroque, and Teatro Lirico d'Europa
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 10, 2009
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Lift every voice!

Opera is the big word for 2009.
Classical goodies for 2009
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 30, 2008
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Opera, opera, opera

Every performance at Santa Fe was packed, and few subscribers left unhappy.
At Santa Fe and Tanglewood and in New York
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 15, 2006