At the Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

This week the Young Artists Showcase makes a return to recent concerts at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. First up i s a performance by pianist Steven Lin, who opened last season with a performance of Liszt as winner of the Gina Bachauer competition. Shortly thereafter, Lin won the 2012 Victor Elmaleh Competition from the Concert Artists Guild.

Next, we go uptown to 122nd Street and hear from the teenagers in the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Orchestra. Led by conductor Jonathan Strasser since 1977, the Young Artists Showcase has featured the top orchestra from the precollege division in the past. For this program, we go back to a concert from this past May, where we’ll hear works by Verdi and Wagner, as well as Saint-Saens from young violinist Noemi Gasparini, who won the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition. 

Program details:

Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan (fantasy on Mozart’s Don Giovanni)
— Steven Lin, piano. Recorded at Juilliard’s Paul Hall in October 2012.

Verdi: Overture to the Sicilian Vespers
— Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic; Jonathan Strasser, conductor.

Saint-Saens: Andante and Finale from Violin Concerto No. 3
Noemi Gasparini, violin; Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic; Jonathan Strasser, conductor.

Wagner: Prelude to Lohengrin
— Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic; Jonathan Strasser, conductor.

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