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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, the same year he received the Conductor’s Prize by the Solti Foundation U.S. He made his Philharmonic subscription debut in November 2012, stepping in to lead the opening work on a concert otherwise conducted by Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur, and in May–June 2013 he led the Orchestra in two works on a program also conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. He has also conducted seven New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts. In September 2014 he was elevated to Associate Conductor, a position revived for him by Alan Gilbert. This season Mr. Scaglione makes debuts with the Lucerne and Dallas Symphony Orchestras and the Rochester Philharmonic, and returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He made his professional conducting debut with The Cleveland Orchestra in 2010 after being awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize the same year. Since then, he has appeared as a guest conductor with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the St. Louis, Baltimore, Houston, Colorado, and Jacksonville symphony orchestras, among others. In September 2013 he assisted Andrew Davis on a production of Richard Strauss’s Elektra at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mr. Scaglione is a regular visitor to China, where he has given concerts with the Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras and China Philharmonic. Last season he conducted Bach’s Mass in B minor with Madrid’s Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia. Mr. Scaglione was music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011, when he was the driving force behind the continued artistic growth and diversification of the organization and founded 360° Music, which took that orchestra to inner-city schools. His programs ranged from Wagner to Ligeti and included the orchestra’s first staged opera in almost 60 years as well as the Los Angeles Premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony, supported by the National Endowment of the Arts. Case Scaglione was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, where he won the James Conlon Prize, and was assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and School. In 2011 Mr. Scaglione was one of three conducting Fellows at Tanglewood, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and his post-graduate studies were spent at the Peabody Institute, studying 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, novelist, and director whose new play, The Road to Damascus, opens Off-Broadway in January 2015. His play Incommunicado won a Kennedy Center Prize for New American Drama, and Friends Like These won the Kaufman and Hart Prize for New American Comedy. Among his other plays, which have appeared on and Off-Broadway as well as in leading regional theaters around the country, are Breaking Legs, Diminished Capacity, Francis, York Beach, Just Deserts, Solomon’s Child, 1348, Shooting Craps, The Elephant, and Mrs. Rossetti. His novels include The Stigmata of Dr. Constantine and The Misanthropes. He is also the author of the theater memoir In Love With Shakespeare. He has written and directed the scripts for the YPCs since 2005. He is also professor of English Literature at the University of Connecticut.

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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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