cultural diplomacy

 Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra spoke in the international language of music in the Philharmonic’s debuts in Vietnam and Abu Dhabi in 2010. In December 2016 he and the Orchestra performed at the United Nations to mark the transition of that body’s leadership. He closes his tenure with concerts celebrating the power of music to build bridges and unite people across borders — launching his next chapter, in which he will gather musicians from around the world to perform music in times of crisis or celebration.  

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