The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) orchestra opens its 53rd season with classic folklore, including Strauss’s mischievous Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks and Ravel’s enchanting Mother Goose Suite. The Roy and Shirley Durst Debut Artist Gabriel Cabezas will perform the world premiere of Gabriella Smith’s Lost Coast, commissioned by the NYYS. Gershwin’s An American in Paris – a lively musical depiction of noisy streets and French cafes – closes the program. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman stage, 881 7th Avenue, New York at 2 PM. Music Director Joshua Gersen will conduct this ensemble of 115 student musicians ages 12 to 22.