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Gypsy Airs

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Young Peoples Concerts
Location: Avery Fisher Hall (Directions)
Price Range: $12.00 - $38.00
Sat, Nov, 10, 2012
2:00 PM

The nomadic Gypsies, or Roma, have inspired composers across Europe. How have Gypsies influenced concert music? Music of Brahms, Sarasate, Dvořák, and more.

Listen to the Gypsy Airs podcast (mp3) | View TuneUp Notes (pdf)

Donation Station at Kidzone Live!—Saturday, November 10

The New York Philharmonic is pleased to partner with Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc. ( K.I.D.S.) to collect critically needed items for children affected by Hurricane Sandy. To find out more about K.I.D.S., please visit

The 2014-15 Season

Program (Click the red play button to listen)

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Romanian Folk Dances


Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)

Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 8



Case Scaglione

American conductor Case Scaglione began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic in September 2011, and subsequently made his subscription debut with the Orchestra in November 2012, stepping in for Kurt Masur. He has appeared as a guest conductor with the orchestras of Cleveland, St. Louis, Baltimore, Houston, and Jacksonville, and others. In September 2013 he assisted Sir Andrew Davis on R. Strauss’s Elektra at Chicago’s Lyric Opera.

During the 2013–14 season Mr. Scaglione makes debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Colorado and Santa Fe Symphonies, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, in addition to return appearances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Las Vegas Philharmonic. 

Following successful engagements in the summer of 2013 with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, and Shanghai Symphony, Mr. Scaglione returns to China this season to conduct both the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He will also travel to Madrid to conduct Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia.

Mr. Scaglione was music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011, in addition to founding its 360° Music, an educational outreach program that brought the orchestra to inner-city schools.  His programming spanned works from Ligeti to Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde — the orchestra’s first staged opera in nearly 60 years — to the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony.

In 2011 Mr. Scaglione was the recipient of the Conductor’s Prize from the Solti Foundation U.S. — an honor that has been awarded only three times in the foundation’s history. He was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen, where he won the James Conlon Prize and, in 2010, the Aspen Conducting Prize. Mr. Scaglione subsequently served as assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and School, leading a wide range of performances and serving as a cover conductor for all orchestral concerts. He was one of three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood in 2011, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury.

Mr. Scaglione, a Texas native, received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His postgraduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Gustav Meier. 

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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.


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.

Learn more about Tom Dulack






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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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