Joshua Gersen Conducts Final Concert as Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony

Joshua Gersen Conducts Final Concert as Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony

New York, NY – Conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) orchestra for the last time as Music Director for its 54th season finale on Sunday, May 28th at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Gersen will step down after five seasons with NYYS where he has won praise for his innovative thematic programming that seamlessly blends standard classical repertoire with new works. Acclaimed cellist Brook Speltz will join Mr. Gersen and the orchestra for Shostakovich’s expressive and breathtaking Cello Concerto No. 1. The program will also include Prokofiev’s bright and energetic Symphony No. 5 as well as the world premiere of holy roman emperor composed by First Music competition winner Daniel Silliman.

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