Season 27


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Season 27


November 16, 1989, Carnegie Hall
Wong features Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring in his first concert of the season.

New York Times:  "Despite [the work’s] enormous difficulties, the orchestra did more than negotiate it, they played it very well indeed."  (11/29/89)

Daily News:  "Preparation was superb . . .  Solo instrumental turns were impeccable in this horribly difficult music, as they were all afternoon."  (Bert Wechsler  11/28/89)

The orchestra holds a career symposium at Hunter College on 1-14-90 on the subject of “Musician Illness and Injury,” featuring Dr. Richard N. Norris, director of Performing Arts Medicine at Braintree Hospital in Massachusetts.  Following his session, Dr. Norris participates in a panel including Dr. William Frosch, director of the Paine Whitney Psychiatric Institute of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center; Joan E. Edelstein, panel moderator and Senior Research Scientist of the Post-Graduate Medical School of New York University; and Judith Youett, an Alexander Technique Therapist.

February 25, 1990, Carngie Hall
22-year-old violinist Pamela Frank, an orchestra member for five seasons, returns as the featured soloist with the orchestra in March. She plays the Bruch Violin Concerto

Honoring Volunteers



November 26, 1989

February 25, 1990


Mark Peskanov

May 27, 1990


Elizabeth Kipper

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