New York Youth Symphony Announces its 54th Season

New York Youth Symphony Announces its 54th Season

New York, NY - The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs, heads into the 2016/17 season having provided over 5,000 music students between ages 12 and 22 unparalleled opportunities to perform at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center and to study with world-renowned artists, all tuition-free. Beyond the instruction from accomplished musicians, students gain valuable life skills — commitment, discipline, focus, collaboration — and friendships that last a lifetime. 

Highlights of the 2016/17 season include the orchestra’s final season under music director Joshua Gersen, the jazz band welcoming its new director, Andy Clausen, and the 35th Anniversary of the Chamber Music program. Performances for the 2016/17 Season include:

Orchestra

Joshua Gersen, music director

Three performances at Carnegie Hall featuring music by Brahms, Bruch, Ravel, Beethoven,
Prokofiev
and Shostakovich.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 PM with Simone Porter, violin

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2 PM with Orli Shaham, piano

Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2 PM with Brook Speltz, cello

First Music world premières by Viet Cuong, Ethan Braun, and Daniel Silliman

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Jazz

Andy Clausen, director

Three performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM with Jim McNeely, piano

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM with Sean Jones, trumpet

Appel Room:

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM with Victor Goines, saxophone

First Music world premières by Michael Thomas, Andy Clausen, and Remy Le Boeuf

                                                                                                                              

Chamber Music 35th Anniversary Season

Lisa Tipton, director

Three performances:

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Tenri Cultural Institute

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8pm at National Arts Club

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM* at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

*First Music world première by Charles Peck

 

Composition

Dr. Kyle Blaha, director

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:30 PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space
features original student compositions performed by members of all NYYS programs.

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