Gilbert Levine

Concerto For Interfaith Dialogue

Conductor Gilbert Levine reflects on his musical and personal relationship with Pope John Paul II.
12/06/2010 - 19:00
Staff Writer

If Gilbert Levine had fulfilled his lifelong dream to spend his days making music, but never conducted some of the world’s leading orchestras — dayenu. It would have been enough.

If he had gone to Poland in 1987 as artistic director of the Krakow Philharmonic, the first American to lead an orchestra in still-communist Eastern Europe, but never met Pope John Paul II — dayenu.

Gilbert Levine has conducted a personal effort of reconciliation between Judaism and the Catholic Church. Tony Gale
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