Presented by An Appalachian Summer Festival at Appalachian State University

Performance 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.

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 (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:
(800) 841-2787
www.appsummer.org
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Lead Sponsor: Bloomberg

Founder Patrons: The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; the 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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