New York, NY - The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs, heads into the 2016/17 season having provided over 5,000 music students between ages 12 and 22 unparalleled opportunities to perform at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center and to study with world-renowned artists, all tuition-free. Beyond the instruction from accomplished musicians, students gain valuable life skills — commitment, discipline, focus, collaboration — and friendships that last a lifetime.
Highlights of the 2016/17 season include the orchestra’s final season under music director Joshua Gersen, the jazz band welcoming its new director, Andy Clausen, and the 35th Anniversary of the Chamber Music program. Performances for the 2016/17 Season include:
Joshua Gersen, music director
Three performances at Carnegie Hall featuring music by Brahms, Bruch, Ravel, Beethoven,
Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 PM with Simone Porter, violin
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2 PM with Orli Shaham, piano
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2 PM with Brook Speltz, cello
Andy Clausen, director
Three performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM with Jim McNeely, piano
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM with Sean Jones, trumpet
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM with Victor Goines, saxophone
Lisa Tipton, director
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Tenri Cultural Institute
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8pm at National Arts Club
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM* at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
*First Music world première by Charles Peck
Dr. Kyle Blaha, director
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:30 PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space
features original student compositions performed by members of all NYYS programs.