Through its First Music program, the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) has selected seven of America’s emerging orchestra, chamber music, and jazz composers under age 30 to write commissions for the NYYS’ 55th Season. The works will be premiered by NYYS student musicians on their performances at Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Called "invaluable" by The New York Times, First Music has been widely acknowledged as one of the leading forces in the United States for bringing the work of gifted young composers to the public’s attention for the past 34 years.
The First Music commissions for the 2017/2018 Season:
Hilary Purrington: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2pm - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Thomas Kotcheff: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2pm - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Peter Shin: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 2pm - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Orchestra/Chamber honorable mentions: Natalie Diettrich and Nicolas Bizub
Daniel McGee: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30pm - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Andrew Karboski: Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 7:30/9:30pm - Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Nate Sparks: Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:30/9:30pm - Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jonathan Ragonese: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30pm - The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz honorable mentions: Kai Ono and Brock Chart.
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