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PHOTOS: Alan Gilbert Season Finale: A Concert for Unity

Posted June 09, 2017

In his final subscription concerts as Music Director, Alan Gilbert concludes his eight years with the Philharmonic with a message about the power of music to build bridges and unite people across borders.

Alan Gilbert Season Finale: A Concert for Unity, June 8–10, features Mahler’s Seventh Symphony performed by the Philharmonic alongside 23 orchestral musicians from Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, Venezuela, the U.K., and the U.S.

June 8 also featured cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble members, Philharmonic musicians, and Alan Gilbert on violin in two works commissioned by Silkroad. June 9 features trumpet player Wynton Marsalis. Mahler’s Seventh with the combined orchestra stands alone on June 10.

Watch the June 10 concert, Alan Gilbert's final subscription performance as Music Director, for free through Facebook Live. (It will be available for on-demand viewing through August 31 on the Philharmonic’s website, YouTube, and Facebook.)

Relive the June 8 concert and surrounding events: the rehearsal bringing the Philharmonic together with orchestral musicians from around the world, the free public symposium on cultural diplomacy (watch it here), and the Philharmonic Archives exhibit on how orchestras have used music to share a message of support and unity.