Presented by Grant Park Music Festival

Performance Monday, July 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America continues its coast-to-coast US tour with a performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park as part of the Grant Park Music Festival. 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.

Watch

This is a free outdoor concert with fixed and lawn seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. For more information about the seating options available visit: www.grantparkmusicfestival.com
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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