New York, NY - The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) orchestra led by Music Director Joshua Gersen continues its 54th season with acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham joining the orchestra for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The orchestra will also present the world premiere of Mojave Music…from a certain perspective by First Music competition winner Ethan Braun. Sibelius’s triumphant Symphony No. 2 will round out the program scheduled on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman stage at 2pm. Conductor Joshua Gersen began his tenure as Music Director of the NYYS in the 2012/2013 season. He is also assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic.Previously he was the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow for the New World Symphony, where he served as the assistant conductor to the symphony’s Artistic Director, Michael Tilson Thomas. His awards include the 2011 Aspen Conducting and 2010 Robert J. Harth Conducting prizes from the Aspen Music Festival, and Career Assistance Awards from the George Solti Foundation in 2015 and 2016. Mr. Gersen served as the principal conductor of the Ojai Music Festival in 2013, and has conducted the Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Jacksonville symphonies.
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