Presented by Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, SUNY

Performance Sunday, July 20, 2014 | 3 PM

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America begins its coast-to-coast US tour with a performance at Purchase College's Performing Arts Center. The program begins with Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, a great American work that pulses with fiery rhythms but also includes some of the most tender love music ever written. The orchestra is then joined by Gil Shaham for Britten's Violin Concerto, an intense and virtuosic work written on the eve of World War II. Samuel Adams's innovative style is on display in Radial Play, a new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and Mussorgsky's perennial favorite Pictures at an Exhibition concludes the program.

Performers

  • National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
  • David Robertson, Conductor
  • Gil Shaham, Violin

Program

  • BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • BRITTEN Violin Concerto, Op. 15
  • SAMUEL ADAMS Radial Play (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

To learn more about the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, go to carnegiehall.org/nyousa.


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For ticket information:
914-251-6200
www.artscenter.org
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Lead Sponsor: Bloomberg

Founder Patrons: Blavatnik Family Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; Robertson Foundation; Robert F. Smith; and Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon.

Lead Donors: Ronald O. Perelman and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

Additional funding has been provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation; Yoko Nagae Ceschina; The Rockefeller Foundation; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; and Ann Ziff.

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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