Young Peoples Concert

The New York Philharmonic

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Young People's Concerts

Music Across Borders: "Dancing Across the Universe — The Waltz"

Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$15-42

Duration

1 hour

Date & Times

17

Nov, 2018

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

From Ferris wheels and carousels to ballroom floors and outer space, we can’t help but twirl — whether our feet are planted firmly on the ground or not! How did a simple Austrian folk dance come to universally represent our passion for going in circles? Discover the science behind spinning and music “in three.”

YPC Overtures | 12:45–1:45 PM
The hall comes alive! Come early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out orchestral instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers.
FREE for Young People’s Concert ticketholders

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Program To Include

Rodgers

Selection from Carousel Waltz, from Carousel

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Mozart

Six German Dances, K.600, Nos. 5 and 6

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J. Strauss II

Selection from Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltzes)

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Khachaturian

Waltz from Masquerade Suite

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Rosas

Sobre las olas

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Tailleferre

Waltz of the Telegrams from Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel

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J. Strauss II

Selection from On the Beautiful Blue Danube

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Tchaikovsky

Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

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Artists

Gemma New

Conductor

Gemma New

Conductor

Conductor

New Zealand–born conductor Gemma New is currently music director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario, Canada, and resident conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. In the 2018–19 season, she enjoys guest engagements with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; the Calgary, Louisiana, and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras; Charlotte, Detroit, Drummondville, Jacksonville, San Diego, Toronto, Tucson, and Winnipeg symphony orchestras; and CMI Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Florida Orchestra, and Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt. In the summer of 2018 Ms. New made her Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra debut, returned to the Grant Park Music Festival, and served as a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.

In recent seasons, Ms. New’s guest conducting has taken her around the world, to orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Szczecin Philharmonic, and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in Europe. She has also appeared with the Albany, Atlanta, Berkeley, Long Beach, Miami, New Jersey, North Carolina, Omaha, San Diego, and Toledo symphony orchestras, as well as the Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony, and Opus Orchestra in New Zealand.

A former Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gemma New has led youth, school, and community programs with that orchestra. She has also held a David A. Karetsky Conducting Fellowship at the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and an Ansbacher Fellowship, during which she was selected by members of the Vienna Philharmonic to take up residence at the Salzburg Music Festival. She has also resided in Leipzig as a Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Fellow, studying Mendelssohn’s music with Kurt Masur and leading the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra in the historic Lindensaal of Markkleeberg. She has also served as associate conductor of the New Jersey Symphony.

Holding a strong interest in contemporary music, Ms. New made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 2013 leading works by John Adams and Andrew Norman on the American Soundscapes series. In 2017 she received a Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award, in support of her operatic pursuits. Ms. New has conducted several contemporary operas and assisted on operas by Mozart, Verdi, and Ravel. Most recently she led Jean-Pierre Arnaud’s arrangement of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio.

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Fred Child

Host

Fred Child

Host

Host

Fred Child is the host of American Public Media’s Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America. He is also the commentator and announcer for Live From Lincoln Center, the only live performing arts series on television.

Mr. Child appears as a host and speaker at classical music festivals and events around the country, including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Spoleto Festival USA, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Beyond the world of classical music, he hosted NPR’s innovative Creators@Carnegie, a program of wide-ranging performers in concert, including Brian Wilson, David Byrne, Dawn Upshaw, Youssou N’Dour, Emmylou Harris, and others.

In recent years, Fred Child has hosted a series of unique, live, national concert broadcasts, from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York to Los Angeles, London, Boston, and Cardiff, Wales. His music reviews have appeared on NPR. He’s been a contributor to Billboard magazine, and a concert host and commentator for BBC Radio 3.

While growing up in Portland, Oregon, Fred Child studied classical piano. He also dabbles in guitar, percussion, and bagpipes. His percussion band opened for the Grateful Dead at the Oakland Coliseum. He has narrated works at the Aspen Festival, with the Virginia Symphony, with the U.S. Marine Band, and at the Round Top Festival-Institute. His rare musical performances in public include percussion with guitarist Sharon Isbin and piano four-hands duets with Andre-Michel Schub. He appears as an actor in a video commissioned for the Partita for Solo Violin by Philip Glass.

He loves baseball (throws right, bats left) and soccer (he’s a fan of North London’s Tottenham Hotspur), and is an avid hiker, climber, skier, cyclist, a licensed private pilot, and a certified scuba diver.

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Amy Mainzer

Astronomer

Amy Mainzer

Astronomer

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Paunika Jones

Dancer

Paunika Jones

Dancer

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Lacey Thomas

Dancer

Lacey Thomas

Dancer

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Kirya Traber

Scriptwriter and Director

Kirya Traber

Scriptwriter and Director

Scriptwriter and Director

Kirya Traber is a nationally awarded writer and performer, and has been an artist-in-residence with Lincoln Center Education since 2015. Her plays include The New York Times Critic’s Pick Undesirable Elements: Generation NYZ (produced by Ping Chong + Company in 2018); Music in Color: The Legacy of Florence Price (commissioned by Orchestra of. St Luke’s, 2017); Both My Grandfathers (Lincoln Center Education, 2015); and The Life of Belle da Costa Greene (commissioned by The Morgan Library & Museum, 2013). Kirya Traber is the recipient of a California Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Robert Redford’s Sundance Foundation Award for Activism in the Arts.

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