The New York Philharmonic are set to keep hold of their Music Director, Alan Gilbert, as he signed a new three year contract, The New York Times reports.
Gilbert is four years into his existing five-year contract, and this new deal will see him remain at the helm until 2016/17. "There's been a sense of inevitability for the renewal for some time now," Mr. Gilbert said in a telephone interview. "I feel closer and closer to the musicians as time goes on. I just feel that the relationship is deepening and getting stronger. I'm thoroughly enjoying the work." His predecessor, Lorin Maazel, was in the job for seven seasons. Before that Kurt Masur held the baton for 11 seasons. The decision to offer Gilbert an extended stay marks the first of many under new executive director, Matthew VanBesien. "It's really nice to be working with Matthew," Mr. Gilbert said. "We have a winning team here. I conduct a lot of the greatest orchestras in the world, and I can say the New York Philharmonic is playing as well as any of them, with a new enthusiasm."
Mr Gilbert's appointment back in 2007 was a popular choice; as a native New Yorker, and with family ties in the orchestra, many fans of the genre will be glad to see him stay.
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