Season 14 1976-1977
23-year-old Myung-Whun Chung, Principal conductor of the Seoul Philhamonic and winner of a silver medal at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition, became music director. Cho-Liang Lin (known as “Jimmy”) and Joseph Swensen are concertmasters.
New York Times: “Mr. Chung drew crisp, disciplined playing from his young musicians.” The performance “had both spirit and a good deal of executional expertise.” (Peter G. Davis 12/14/76)
New York Post headline: "Youth Orchestra Plays Beyond Its Years" (Harriett Johnson 2/21/77)
Performance features solo débuts of Cho-Liang Lin and Joseph Swensen in Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins and orchestra, S. 1043.
Ben Golden becomes Chairman Emeritus.
Edith A. Hall is Executive Administrator.
December 11, 1976
Season 14 Winter Concert
February 19, 1977
April 30, 1977