New York Youth Symphony Composition Date
6:30pm doors • 7pm show
The New York Youth Symphony Composition program, led by Dr. Kyle Blaha, has broken new ground in its acclaimed sessions for younger composers, giving them the chance to explore the world of composition and orchestration through seminars, individual tutorials, and workshops. The program also offers “the opportunity to take part in the creation of new music within splashing distance of its source” (New York Times).
The annual New York Youth Symphony Composition Date concert features original works by NYYS student composers, performed by young musicians from across its programs, and led by members of the Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting program. Don’t miss this chance to see a new generation of contemporary music stars at the start of auspicious careers.
The New York Youth Symphony is the most awarded youth program of its kind in the nation, recognized for its innovative, tuition-free educational programs for talented young musicians. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians ages 12–22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in jazz, chamber music, conducting, composition, and musical theater composition, with performances at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Public Theater. Through its commissioning program, First Music, the NYYS has commissioned over 160 works from young composers since 1984.