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Season 53

Orchestra Program

Season Opening Concert

The 53rd season opens with classic folklore, including Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks and Ravel’s enchanting Mother Goose suite. Cellist Gabriel Cabezas performs the world premiere of Lost Coast, a First Music commission.

The McCrindle Concert

Pianist Steven Lin joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 1.

The Spring Concert

The 53rd season ends on a jubilant note with Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," in collaboration with the choral ensemble MasterVoices and vocalists Sarah Shafer and Jazimina MacNeil.

Jazz Band

Clasically Inspired

The Jazz Band kicks off its season with Big Band arrangements of classical works by Brahms, Verdi, Rimsky-Korsakov and others.

Dedicated to Diz

NYYS honors the co-founder of bebop, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and his longtime association with big bands. Selections include Things to Come, Con Alma and Oop Bop, and Sh’Bam.

Swing into Spring

Matt Holman’s final concert as director of the Jazz Band features springtime selections from Duke Ellington, Les Brown, Count Basie and others.

Chamber Music Program

The CMP performs exquisite chamber music from the great masterpieces to modern compositions, including a First Music premiere by Michael Schachter.



November 22, 2015


Gabriel Cabezas

March 6, 2016


Steven Lin

Chamber Music


December 8, 2015


Robin Eubanks

March 14, 2016


Jon Faddis

May 16, 2016


New York Voices