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Orchestra

December 13, 1969, Carnegie Hall
24-year old Isaiah Jackson (known as "Jack"), a doctoral candidate at Juilliard, becomes new music director, making his Carnegie Hall début.  Barry Jekowsky, the orchestra’s percussionist, is the music director of the California Symphony (as of October 2002).

New York Times:  “The imaginative program and lively performances made their mark on the young audience, which listened attentively and applauded enthusiastically.” (Allen Hughes 12/15/69)

February 15, 1970, Carnegie Hall
Uri Mayer, 23, the orchestra’s Assistant Conductor, makes his début as viola soloist in Bartók’s Viola Concerto.

New York Times:  “Mr. Mayer made this normally reticent instrument come to life in glowing, luscious tones.  It was an outstanding and fully matured performance that showed a remarkable degree of musical insight into a thorny and at times enigmatic work.” (Peter G. Davis 2/16/70)

Performance of 4/19/70 is broadcast live on WNYC-FM.

Administration

Ben Golden is Chairman and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.


Isaiah Jackson featured in Vogue, (8/1/70)

 

Concerts

Orchestra

December 13, 1969

Soloist:

Claudia Polley

February 15, 1970

Soloist:

Uri Mayer

April 19, 1970

Soloist:

Tedd Joselson