Opening Concert

Concert Information

Stern Auditorium
December 9, 2001

Queens Concert

November 18, 2001

Opening Concert

The New York Youth Symphony celebrated the opening concert of Music Director Mischa Santora's fifth and final season.

Mischa Santora, music director
Elmar Oliveria, violin

Emily Lenore Doolittle:  Dance (world premiere)
Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 77
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps ("The Right of Spring")

Giora Schmidt performed the violin solo at the November 18, 2001 concert at Queens College.

Guest Artist

Elmar Oliveria, violin

Elmar Oliveira remains the only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow's prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition. He was also the First Prize winner at the Naumburg International Competition and the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.

The son of Portuguese immigrants, Mr. Oliveira was nine when he began studying the violin with his brother John. He later continued his studies with Ariana Bronne and Raphael Bronstein at the Hartt College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, where Mr. Oliveira also received an honorary doctorate. Other honors include an honorary doctorate from Binghamton University and the Order of Santiago, Portugal's highest civilian honor. He has served on the juries of numerous violin competitions including the Montreal, Indianapolis, Naumburg, and Vianna da Motta.

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The New York Times

The New York Youth Symphony has been training musicians ages 12 to 22 since 1963, and in its annual series at Carnegie Hall, it presents its young charges in daunting programs, usually with admirab