50th Anniversary Celebration

Concert Information

Stern Auditorium
November 25, 2012

Ticket Info

Single Tickets can be purchased through Carnegie Hall's website at www.carnegiehall.org or phone at 212-247-7800.

Queens Concert

November 11, 2012
2:00 pm

Run-out Ticket Info

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door.

50th Anniversary Celebration

50 seasons in the making – do not miss the opening concert of the season featuring the Carnegie Hall debut of our new music director, Joshua Gersen. Past alumni and soloists will join him on stage, including Cho-Liang Lin, concertmaster of the NYYS orchestra from 1976-77.

Joshua Gersen, music director
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Michelle Kim, violin

The Roy and Shirley Durst Début Artists:
Samuel Katz, violin
Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin

: Festive Overture
Maurer:  Sinfonia Concertante for Four Violins in A major, op. 55
Gabriel Zucker:  Universal at Midnight, (world première) featuring NYYS Jazz
Dvorák:  Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, B. 178, From the New World

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Guest Artist

Cho-Liang Lin, Michelle Kim, Samuel Katz, Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violins


Cho-Liang Lin

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for thirty years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, as in a teaching studio. Mr. Lin’s recent and upcoming concerts reflect his wide-ranging musical activities. Performing on several continents, he appears as soloist with orchestras of Dallas, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, Detroit, San Diego and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra and in Asia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic, Bangkok Symphony.  As an advocate for music or our time Mr. Lin has enjoyed collaborations and premieres with composers as diverse as Tan Dun, Joel Hoffman, John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lalo Schifrin, Paul Schoenfield,  Bright Sheng, and Joan Tower. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Lin appears at the Beijing Music Festival, as well as his perennial appearances performing at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

As Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest since 2001, Mr. Lin has helped develop a festival that once focused primarily on chamber music into a multidiscipline festival featuring dance, jazz and a burgeoning new music program commissioning composers as diverse as Chick Corea, Stewart Copeland, Leon Kirchner, Christopher Rouse, Wayne Shorter, Kaija Saariaho and Gunther Schuller.

Michelle Kim

Violinist Michelle Kim has been Assistant Concertmaster (The William Petschek Family Chair) of the New York Philharmonic since 2001 and serves as President of the Doublestop Foundation. She has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and Pacific Symphony. An active chamber musician, Ms. Kim has collaborated with violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Christian Tetzlaff, and Pinchas Zukerman; cellists Mstislav Rostropovich, Lynn Harrell, and Gary Hoffman; and pianists Lang Lang and Yefim Bronfman. She has performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music, La Jolla Chamber Music, Strings in the Mountain, and Bravo! Vail Valley Music festivals. She has also served as the first violinist of the Rossetti String Quartet, and was a Sterne Virtuoso Artist at Skidmore College in 2007–08. A former Presidential Scholar, Ms. Kim attended the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music as a Starling Foundation scholarship recipient. She has been a member of the faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music; Colburn School of Performing Arts; and University of California, Santa Barbara. Michelle Kim currently teaches at the Mannes College of Music.

First Music Commission

Universal at Midnight

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