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2019/2020 Season

Monday, April 27, 2020
7:30 pm9:30 pm
Scandinavia House
Cancelled: An Evening of Chamber Music, Part 1 | Chamber Music

The NYYS Chamber Music program, led by director Dr. Lisa Tipton, offers young musicians an opportunity to explore the often complex dialogue between instruments as a metaphor for learning skills that emphasize open communication, harmony, and compromise. An Evening Among Friends is the underlying theme of each performance. NYYS ensembles will provide an exhilarating evening of chamber music in the first of two performances at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue.

Cancelled: An Evening of Chamber Music, Part 2 | Chamber Music

The NYYS Chamber Music program, led by director Dr. Lisa Tipton, offers young musicians an opportunity to explore the often complex dialogue between instruments as a metaphor for learning skills that emphasize open communication, harmony, and compromise. An Evening Among Friends is the underlying theme of each performance. NYYS ensembles will provide an exhilarating evening of chamber music in the second of two performances at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
7:30 pm9:30 pm
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
Cancelled: An Evening Among Friends | Chamber Music

The third and final NYYS chamber music concert of the season takes place at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and features the world première of Nina Shekhar’s tikka. Our students are sure to fill this stately hall with energy!

Monday, May 11, 2020
7:00 pm8:30 pm
The TimesCenter
Cancelled: Dreams of New Orleans

Wycliffe Gordon joins NYYS Jazz and Director Andy Clausen for a lively program celebrating the musical legacy of New Orleans to close out the 19-20 season. A leading musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, triple-threat trombonist, trumpeter, and vocalist Wycliffe Gordon lends his hard-swinging sound, and prodigious technique to NYYS Jazz Band for a thrilling program celebrating the rhythms, repertoire, and legacy of The Crescent City. The program also features the world premiere of First Music commission The Pen is Mightier by Greg Weis.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:00 pm9:00 pm
National Sawdust
Cancelled: Composition Date 2020

NYYS Composition program, led by Dr. Kyle Blaha, has broken new ground in its acclaimed sessions for younger composers to examine orchestration styles, techniques, and skills. The program offers student composers the opportunity to explore the world of composition and orchestration through seminars, individual tutorials and workshops. This annual Composition Date performance, to be held at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, will include original student compositions performed by members of the Orchestra, Chamber Music, Jazz, and Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting programs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Cancelled: Musical Theater Songwriter Showcase 2020

The second annual Songwriter Showcase features original collaborative student works performed by NYYS students and students of the Harlem School of the Arts.

Sunday, May 24, 2020
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium
Cancelled: The Spring Concert | Orchestra

The final orchestra performance features the recently rediscovered Piano concerto of Florence Price, performed by pianist and Roy and Shirley Durst Debut Artist Michelle Cann. Following a world première by First Music composer Patrick O'Malley, Mahler's First Symphony, the "Titan," will end the season boldly and proudly.

Patrick O’ Malley: Obliviana (First Music world première)
Florence Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement with Michelle Cann, piano
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, in D Major, “Titan”

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