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Listen New York Philharmonic Set for North Korea Show

February 25, 2008 – The group is slated to perform Wagner, Dvorak and Gershwin for the historic occasion.

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Listen New York Philharmonic Plans Concert in N. Korea

December 11, 2007 – The orchestra's visit comes amid hints of thawing relations between Washington and Pyongyang.

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Listen N.Y. Philharmonic to Visit North Korea

December 11, 2007 – The orchestra will perform a concert in Pyongyang, North Korea in February.

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Listen Philharmonic's New Conductor is Violinist's Son

July 21, 2007 – Alan Gilbert, son of New York violinist Yoko Takebe, grew up in the orchestra and now will lead it.

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Read New York Philharmonic Names Gilbert Music Director

July 18, 2007 – The 40-year-old conductor will be the first native New Yorker ever to hold the position.

Listen Young Conductor at Home with N.Y. Philharmonic

March 15, 2007 – Young conductor Alan Gilbert leads the N.Y. Philharmonic; his mother plays in the violin section.

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Listen Guiding the N.Y. Philharmonic's 'Inner Voice'

January 15, 2007 – Cynthia Phelps says violas play a "subtle but exciting" role in the texture and feel of the music.

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Listen Oboist Liang Wang: His Reeds Come First

September 16, 2006 – The principal oboe of the New York Philharmonic shows how he shapes the reeds his instrument needs.

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