The National Youth Orchestra of the USA on tonight’s “Evening Concert”
Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 it’s “Carnegie Hall Live!”. Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the piano soloist in Gershwin’s “Concerto in F Major” with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA led by Michael Tilson Thomas. Also on the program Sibelius’ “2nd Symphony” and the world premiere of Ted Hearne’s “Brass Tacks”.
Thursday September 26: Carnegie Hall Live! (CHL 19-13) (Last in series)
Michael Tilson Thomas & the National Youth Orchestra of the USA
This concert, recorded in 2018, features the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Jean-Yves Thibaudet was the featured soloist. 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, Conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Ted Hearne (American, b. 1982): Brass Tacks (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Encores: Copland: "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
Meredith Monk (American, b. 1942): "Panda Chant II" from The Games: a science fiction opera