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Alan Gilbert to Lead N. Y. Philharmonic

Posted at 9:00 AM on July 18, 2007 by Rex Levang

The New York Philharmonic has named its next music director: Alan Gilbert.

As this article notes, there's a bit of a trend here: major orchestras choosing leaders who are unexpected, relatively unfamiliar, and, for conductors, on the young side.