Led by new Music Director Carlos Ágreda, Empire State Youth Orchestra's Symphony Orchestra spring concert is a celebration of community spirit. Our journey begins with Brazilian composer M. Camargo Guarnieri's vibrant "Three dances for orchestra," inspired by the carnival celebrations and parades that fill the streets of Brazilian cities. Anchored by Tchaikovsky's powerful Fourth Symphony, we explore the power of fate, destiny, and hope shaped by a sense of community.
The concert also features the winner of ESYO’s Annual Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, cellist William Han. At 16 years old, the young virtuoso will lead the orchestra in a passionate performance of Shostakovich's "Cello Concerto No. 1." Named after a music teacher and one of ESYO’s founding members, the Lois Lyman Concerto Competition has showcased some of the area’s finest musicians since 1985.
This afternoon of classical music is sponsored by
Music Director Ágreda will lead a pre-concert presentation and discussion in the concert hall from 2:00pm-2:30pm, with the concert starting at 3:00pm.
MOZART CAMARGO GUARNIERI: Três Dansas para Orquestra
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107 featuring Lois Lyman Concerto Competition Winner William Han
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4, Op. 36
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