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National Youth Orchestra of the US Makes UK Debut

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At 5 pm on Saturday, July 27, WQXR will broadcast the second in a series of performances from the BBC Proms festival in London. This concert features the UK debut of the newly formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

Under the direction of maestro Valery Gergiev, the orchestra, made up of American students ages 16 to 19, opens with the European premiere of a work by American rising star Sean Shepherd. Violinist Joshua Bell joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The program concludes with Shostakovich’s monumental 10th Symphony.

Program details:

Sean Shepherd: Magiya (BBC co-commission with Carnegie Hall; European premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor