In Tuesday’s (2/26) Greenwich Time (Connecticut), Jim Wolfe writes, “Locally, David Gilbert is most widely known for his role as music director and conductor of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. He has guided the GSO with passion and flair since 1975. But what many local music-lovers may not know is that, over the past 43 years, he has built himself quite a resume in the world of classical music. … Gilbert is a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and serves as music director of the Bergen (N.J.) Philharmonic and the Senior Concert Orchestra of New York. Gilbert is not only a conductor—he also is a composer. … His most recent work, ‘Mythic Serenade for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano,’ will be performed by Susan Rotholz, flute; Phillip Bashor, clarinet; and Andrew Gordon, piano at the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony concerts on April 7 and 8.” On his long tenure at the Greenwich Symphony Gilbert remarks, “This long an association does not happen very often. Once again, I have been very lucky. I inherited the GSO from John Nelson, and it was already a fine professional orchestra. Through the years it has grown ever greater and, in addition, we have all become like a family. There have not been that many personnel changes through the years, and so I feel the closeness shows in our music-making.”

Posted February 27, 2013