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Young People's Concert – The Ages of Music: "Romantic"

Location

David Geffen Hall

Directions
Price Range

$14-41

Duration

1 hour

Date & Times

21

Jan, 2017

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

For children 6 and up and their families.

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

Dvořák

Selections from Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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Various

Works by Very Young Composers of New York City, all first- or second-generation immigrants, responding to Dvořák’s New World Symphony and its theme of home

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Artists

Joshua Gersen

Conductor

Joshua Gersen

Conductor

Joshua Gersen

Conductor

Joshua Gersen, music director of the New York Youth Symphony since September 2012, began his tenure as New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor in September 2015. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller and was the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, where he served as assistant conductor to artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas, and led subscription, education, and family concerts. Mr. Gersen made his conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony in the fall of 2013; he has since led that orchestra numerous times, including filling in for Michael Tilson Thomas on part of a subscription series. Joshua Gersen was the principal conductor of the Ojai Music Festival in 2013; has conducted the Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville symphony orchestras; and has served as a cover conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and many other orchestras throughout the United States. Winner of a Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, he is also a recipient of the 2010 Robert Harth Prize and 2011 Aspen Conducting Prize from the Aspen Summer Festival, where he served as assistant conductor in the summer of 2012. Mr. Gersen is also an avid composer, and his works have been performed by the New Mexico and Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras as well as the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra and at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Mr. Gersen received his bachelor of music degree in composition from the New England Conservatory, studying with Michael Gandolfi. His work as a composer has led to an interest in conducting contemporary music; he has led World Premieres with the New World Symphony and New York Youth Symphony, and has collaborated with many composers including John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Steven Mackey, Mason Bates, and Michael Gandolfi. Since becoming an Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he has led the Orchestra in 17 Young People’s Concerts and Young People’s Concerts for Schools.

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Theodore Wiprud

Host

Theodore Wiprud

Host

Ted Wiprud

Host

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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Kenneth Overton

Baritone

Kenneth Overton

Baritone

Kenneth Overton New York Philharmonic

Baritone

As a leading baritone, Kenneth Overton has sung with San Francisco Opera, Opera Memphis, Nashville Opera, Connecticut Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Boheme Opera NJ, Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Opera Delaware, Sacramento Opera, and Opera Carolina. With these companies his roles have included Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème, Ping in Puccini’s Turandot, Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca, and both Bello and Sid in Puccini’s La fancuilla del West. Mr. Overton’s recent appearances as the title role of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess have included Opéra de Montréal, Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and the Royal Danish Opera. It was in this role that he made his international debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in Cape Town Opera’s critically acclaimed production, and appeared in concert with both Cologne’s WDR Symphony Orchestra at the Klangvokal Music Festival in Dortmund, and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, and Paducha Symphony, as well as on tour throughout the British Isles. Kenneth Overton’s other concert performances include Handel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the New Jersey Symphony. This season he returns to David Geffen Hall in Mozart’s Requiem with the National Chorale and makes his Hungarian State Opera debut as Porgy.

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Brent Bateman

Actor

Brent Bateman

Actor

Actor

Actor and singer Brent Bateman’s roles have included appearances on television (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods), in film (Birdman, Touched with Fire, and the upcoming The Dwarves of Demrel), and in numerous plays and musicals. Regional credits include Theatre Under the Stars, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, North Carolina Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Triad Stage, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, and Asolo Repertory Theatre, among others. He can be seen and heard as a motion capture and voice artist in several video games, including Grand Theft Auto V. A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Brent Bateman earned a master of fine arts degree from the Florida State University Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. A member of Actor’s Equity and SAG–AFTRA, he is based in New York City.

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Kevin Del Aguila

Scriptwriter and Director

Kevin Del Aguila

Scriptwriter and Director

Scriptwriter and Director

Kevin Del Aguila is an actor, writer, and director in New York City. He wrote the book for the Off-Broadway musical Altar Boyz (New York Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk nominations) and received the Heideman Award for his play The Greekest of Tragedies (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other works include his stage adaptation of the DreamWorks film Madagascar and Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live, both of which played engagements at Radio City Music Hall, as well as his middle-aged superhero musical, The Astonishing Return of the Protagonists! (2013 National Alliance for Music Theatre Festival). He has been commissioned to write many stage adaptations of children’s books for Theatreworks USA, including Click Clack Moo (Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk nominations) and Skippyjon Jones (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), and has written for several children’s television shows, including the Emmy Award winning Peg + Cat (PBS). As a director, Mr. Del Aguila has staged Lincoln Center Theater’s annual Celebration of Student Songs at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater since 2008 and has helmed World Premieres of many new musicals at BarringtonStage Company. Theatergoers may recognize him as Smee from Broadway‘s Peter and the Starcatcher, and children everywhere have heard him as a singing troll in the Disney blockbuster Frozen.

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