Schools Job Was Cathie’s Second Choice
November 14, 2010 (GBN News): New York Philharmonic listeners will never know what they missed. Cathie Black, named this week as NY City Schools Chancellor, had actually preferred to become became the orchestra’s conductor.
In an interview with GBN News gossip columnist Cindy Runson, Ms. Black revealed that she had recently applied for the job, only to find that current conductor Alan Gilbert’s contract does not run out for a number of years. “It was a big disappointment,” she said. “I mean, Gilbert knows music and all, but it takes an experienced