Presented by Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, SUNY
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.