Season 34

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Tongues of Melting Light
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Piano Trio

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Season 34

Orchestra

December 15, 1996, Carnegie Hall
WQXR-FM features the orchestra performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on “McGraw Hill's Young Artists Showcase.”

Maestro Kurt Masur presents The Theodore L. Kesselman Award for Arts Education to Phyllis Mills at the annual benefit performance in December.  At the same concert, Martin Bookspan is master of ceremonies, and flutist Eugenia Zukerman performs Mozart's Andante for Flute and Orchestra in C Major.

March 2, 1997, Carnegie Hall
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, 14, makes her Carnegie Hall début performing Dvořák's Cello Concerto at the March concert.

The New York Times:  " . . . these concerts have always attracted listeners who simply want to hear exciting, unjaded music making, and this one provided it.”  “The youths in the orchestra range in age from 12 to 22, and their level of technical and musical accomplishment is remarkable.” 

“Miss Weilerstein played . . . with boldness, assured technique and vibrant tone.  And the orchestra under Mr. Harth-Bedoya was with her all the way."  “The New York Youth Symphony has a good track record of presenting young talent.  At its very first concert a 17-year-old violinist named Itzhak Perlman was the soloist.”  (Anthony Tommasini  3-4-97)

May 18, 1997, Carnegie Hall
Actor Mandy Patinkin is the guest artist for the 5-18-97 orchestra concert in Carnegie Hall, performing Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait.”  Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts.

Chamber Music Program

Lisa Kozenko, head of the Chamber Music Program, wins the 1997 Heidi Castleman Award for Excellence in Chamber Music Teaching.  The award includes a $1,000 prize.

Concerts

Orchestra

December 15, 1996

Soloist:

Eugenia Zukerman

March 2, 1997

Soloist:

Alisa Weilerstein

May 18, 1997

Soloist:

Mandy Patinkin

Chamber Music

April 3, 1997

Soloist:

Eric Zivian