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Asian Horizons

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Young Peoples Concerts
Location: Avery Fisher Hall (Directions)
Price Range: $12.00 - $38.00
Sat, Jan, 26, 2013
2:00 PM
While Western composers have often evoked the Orient, Asia's own composers are now at the forefront of the musical world. Where is music going with the explosion of classical music in Asia? Music of Ravel, Sheng, and more.

Listen to the Asian Horizons podcast (mp3) | View TuneUp Notes (pdf)

The 2014-15 Season

Program (Click the red play button to listen)

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Spring Festival Overture

“Chinese Dance” from The Nutcracker

“Laideronette” from Mother Goose Suite

Chinese and Mongolian Folk Music (without orchestra)

“Silk Road Encounters” from Crouching Tiger Concerto

“The Night” from Toward the Sea (version for alto flute, harp and strings)

“Dialogue du vent et de la mer” from La Mer

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Assistant Conductor

Joshua Weilerstein

Joshua Weilerstein became one of the two New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductors in May 2011, shortly after completing his graduate studies in conducting and violin at the New England Conservatory. Mr. Weilerstein was named the unanimous winner of the 2009 Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen. His first-prize honors included conducting engagements with major Scandinavian orchestras, the first of which was the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in June 2009, marking Joshua’s professional conducting debut.

Since then, he has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Norrköping Symphony, Malmö Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. He performed as a soloist with the Boston New Music Initiative and as a guest member of A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. In the 2011–12 season he made debuts with the Toronto Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Finnish Radio Symphony, Northern Sinfonia, and Swedish Chamber Orchestra. In the 2012–13 season, Mr. Weilerstein returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. He also appears with the BBC Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Florida Orchestra.

In the summers of 2009 and 2010, Joshua studied with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival, where he was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conductor Prize and the Aspen Conducting Prize. In May 2011 he received dual master of music degrees in orchestral conducting with Hugh Wolff, and in violin with Lucy Chapman. In 2007 the Símon Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYO) engaged Mr. Weilerstein as a violin soloist. Shortly after this appearance, the SBYO asked him to join the first violin section for the orchestra’s 2007 American tour with Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, making Mr. Weilerstein the ensemble’s first non-Venezuelan guest member. In January 2010 he made his guest conducting debut with the SBYO. Currently living in New York, he also serves as concertmaster of Discovery Ensemble, a Boston-based chamber orchestra established by young musicians dedicated to bringing music to children through interactive workshops in schools and community concerts.

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Host

Ted Wiprud

Theodore Wiprud, Vice President, Education, The Sue B. Mercy Chair, has overseen the New York Philharmonic’s wide range of in-school programs, educational concerts, adult programs, and online offerings since 2004. He hosts both the School Day Concerts and the Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts. Previous to his tenure at the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Wiprud created educational and community-based programs at the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the American Composers Orchestra and worked as a teaching artist and resident composer in a number of New York City schools. Earlier, he directed national grant-making programs at Meet the Composer, Inc. An active composer, Mr. Wiprud holds degrees from Harvard and Boston Universities and studied at Cambridge University as a visiting scholar.

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Scriptwriter and Director

Tom Dulack is an award-winning playwright and director best known for his comedy Breaking Legs and the tragic study of American poet Ezra Pound in captivity, Incommunicado. This is his sixth season writing and staging the Young People’s Concerts for the New York Philharmonic. His plays are presented on- and Off-Broadway as well as in leading regional theaters around the country, and have been translated into foreign languages around the world. They include Solomon’s Child, Diminished Capacity, York Beach, Just Deserts (cq), 1348, Shooting Craps, and Friends Like These. Notable directors and playwrights with whom he has collaborated are Jack O’Brien, Alan Ayckbourn, Chris Hart, and John Tillinger. Mr. Dulack’s five books include the novel The Stigmata of Dr. Constantine and the theater memoir In Love with Shakespeare. He is currently writing a new play and is working on the libretto of a one-act opera based on Robert Browning’s poem “My Last Duchess.” A member of the Dramatists Guild and The Writers Guild of America, he also is professor of English at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches Shakespeare and playwriting on the Waterbury Campus.

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Ensemble

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Cello

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Special Thanks

Major support provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Additional support from The Theodore H. Barth Foundation and the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust.

MetLife Foundation is the Lead Corporate Underwriter for the New York Philharmonic's Education Programs.

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