New York Youth Symphony Announces Return For 59th Season

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) is thrilled to announce their 2021-2022 performances under music director Michael Repper. Performances will take place in Stern Auditorium and Perelman Stage at the world renowned Carnegie Hall. The full orchestra will return to the stage for three performances in November, March and May, performing repertoire by Valerie Coleman, William Grant Still, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, and more.

The New York Youth Symphony performs a concert at Carnegie Hall, on November 17, 2019. Credit: Stephanie Berger.

Soloists joining the orchestra include baritone Paulo Szot on Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific, and violinist Grace Park performing Barber’s Violin Concerto. The performances will also include the world premieres of new works by First Music commission prize winners Jonathan Cziner, Patrick O’Malley, and Liza Sobel.

“We are thrilled to return to Carnegie Hall. We’re exceptionally proud of all we accomplished during this period of uncertainty, but performing live for our community is something we have all missed dearly. We are ecstatic to return to the stage and celebrate music and unity together with you through our performances.”

Michael Repper

The New York Youth Symphony is the most awarded youth program of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative educational programs for talented young musicians. It was founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians aged 12-22. Since its creation, its activities have grown to encompass programs in jazz, chamber music, conducting, composition, and musical theater songwriting. They have performed at world class venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Public Theater.

2021-2022 ORCHESTRA Season
Michael Repper, Music Director

Season Opening Concert
Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Valerie Coleman: Umoja: Anthem of Unity
Patrick O’Malley: Obliviana (First Music commission and World Premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64
The McCrindle Concert
Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Barber: Violin Concerto, op. 14, featuring Grace Parkviolin
Jonathan Cziner: Ruach (and Other Delights) (First Music commission and World Premiere)
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”
The Spring Concert
Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Liza Sobel: First Music commission and World Premiere
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer, featuring Paulo Szotbaritone
Rogers/Hammerstein: Some Enchanted Evening, featuring Paulo Szotbaritone
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73

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