Charles Dutoit Conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Saturday, July 11, 2015
On July 11, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America led by conductor Charles Dutoit and featuring pianist Yundi Li performed its third season opener.
The student orchestra – a project of Carnegie's Weill Music Institute – subsequently embarked on a six-city tour of China and Hong Kong. But first the ensemble took the stage at its hometown venue, performing Tan Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds, Beethoven’s "Emperor" Concerto (with soloist Yundi Li), and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Jeff Spurgeon co-hosts the broadcast. In the below audio, he speaks with composer Tan Dun:
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Yundi Li, Piano
- TAN DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
- BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, "Emperor"
- BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
Below is a map showing where the members of the National Youth Orchestra are from. Learn more about the musicians on Carnegie Hall's website.
We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive and #NYOUSA. Here is a collection of those tweets and photos: