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Season 52 2014-2015

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The 52nd season opened with "youthful fire" as the orchestra performs Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Pianist Conrad Tao performs Rachmaninoff's electric Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. 

Named one of the “Future Fifteen” by Latina Magazine, Elena Urioste joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. The violin is featured once again in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.


The 52nd season finale features Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, in collaboration with the New York Choral Society.

The Jazz Band kicks off its season showcasing both classic & contemporary arrangements of big band mainstays including "King Porter Stomp," "Begin the Beguine" and "On the Sunny Side of Street".

NYYS Jazz celebrated the centennial of Billy's Strayhorn's birth with a performance of his arrangements, including Lush Life, Such Sweet Thunder and Chelsea Bridge.

Celestial Swing!

The sun…the moon…and the stars: these heavenly bodies have been the inspiration for countless American popular songs. NYYS Jazz featured the enduring music of Artie Shaw, Count Basie and Glenn Miller.

Chamber Music Program

An evening of exquisite chamber music from the great masterpieces to modern compositions, including a First Music premiere by Edward Hamel. Guest Mentor Paul Neubauer, viola, performed with one of the chamber groups.