This virtual performance will feature the texts of poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, set to music written by Ms. Charles. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Charles and NYYS Jazz have been preparing and recording these works remotely since January 2021. The event kicks off with a live Q&A with Mr. Clausen and Ms. Charles, discussing the importance of these works and the legacy of Dr. Angelou.
Featuring premieres of original student works, performed by NYYS Orchestra, Jazz, and Chamber Music ensembles, led by NYYS apprentice conductors.
featuring student ensembles performing works ranging from the classical canon to contemporary composers.