Season 39

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Season 39

Orchestra

New York Youth Symphony launches its website:  www.nyyouthsymphony.org.

December 9, 2001, Carnegie Hall
The season (“A Brahms Season”) opens Mischa Santora’s concluding season as music director with Stravinsky’s
The Rite of SpringThe New York Times noted of the performance:  “Mr. Santora and his musicians seemed to have little trouble navigating the piece or investing it with the energy and color it demands.”  Violinist Elmar Oliveira performs Brahms Violin Concerto.

Playbill 2001

The seventh presentation of The Kesselman Award is made to Phyllis Susen Barbash, the recently retired director of education of Carnegie Hall, by New York State Senator Roy M. Goodman.

The New York Times:  “Concerts by the New York Youth Symphony are always ambitious and exciting . . .”  (Tommasini 12-7-01)

The New Yorker:  “Gotham’s outstanding orchestra for teen-age players. . .”  (2-18/25-02)

Itzhak Perlman makes a cameo appearance backstage at the Colden Center concert in November to congratulate violin soloist Giora Schmidt.

WQXR-FM and The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase feature the New York Youth Symphony performances of Brahms works: Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No.1.

February 24, 2001, Carnegie Hall
The February orchestral concert features soprano Jessica Jones in her Carnegie Hall début as the sixth young artist to do so in the Durst Début Series.  Mischa Santora also conducts Brahms’s First Symphony.

April 28, 2002, Carngie Hall
The final concert and the farewell performance of Mischa Santora as Music Director is a collaboration of the orchestra with soprano Lauren Flanigan, bass William Stone, and a 175-member combined choir from Queens College and SUNY Buffalo in a performance of Brahms’s
A German Requiem.

  

Chamber Music Program

April 11, 2002, Weill Recital Hall
The Chamber Music Program concludes its season with a recital in April at Weill Recital Hall, and Making Score presents its second season-end performance in May, also at Weill.  Works by four Making Score participants are performed by the 17 first chairs of the orchestra conducted by members of the Apprentice Conducting Program.

Concerts

Orchestra

Elmar Oliveira

December 9, 2001

Soloist:

Elmar Oliveria, violin

February 24, 2002

Soloist:

Jessica Jones, soprano

April 28, 2002

Soloist:

Lauren Flanigan

Chamber Music

April 11, 2002

Soloist:

Ida Kavafian, violin