Presented by An Appalachian Summer Festival at Appalachian State University
Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 8 PM
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
733 Rivers St
Boone, NC 28608
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America continues its coast-to-coast US tour with a performance at Appalachian State University's Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. 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.