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The New York Youth Symphony Celebrates 50 Years

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Pianist Louis Schwizgebel.

This past March, the New York Youth Symphony, conducted by Joshua Gersen, performed a concert at Carnegie Hall celebrating the orchestra's 50th anniversary. 

The program featured a world premiere by the young composer Paul Dooley, one of many composers who have received commissions from the New York Youth Symphony. The idea of these “First Music” commissions was started back in 1984, when conductor David Alan Miller was the music director. Also on the program are Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand featuring Louis Schwizgebel, and excerpts from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.

Program details:

Paul Dooley: "Run for the Sun" (world premiere, New York Youth Symphony commission)

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet

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