Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Carnegie Hall Live: Michael Tilson Thomas & the National Youth Orchestra of the USA

In the final concert of the current series, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the USA .

National Youth Orchestra of the USA at Carnegie Hall

National Youth Orchestra of the USA at Carnegie Hall Photo: 2018 Chris Lee

Every year Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, a free program for all participants.

Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world while serving as dynamic music ambassadors.

Michael Tilson Thomas, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Michael Tilson Thomas, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA Photo: Chris Lee

 

8.00 Programme:

HEARNE: Brass Tacks; 

GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F; 

SIBELIUS: Symphony No 2 in D Op 43;

COPLAND: Hoe Down, from Rodeo; 

Meredith MONK: Panda Chant II, from The Games 

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), National Youth Orchestra of the USA conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas 

Recorded in Carnegie Hall, New York by WQXR

Michael Tilson Thomas and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Michael Tilson Thomas and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA Photo: Chris Lee