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Young People’s Concert: One Planet

May 14

CYO

Explore Earth’s natural beauty through music, and see how some composers have become climate activists fighting for environmental justice and a clean planet.

Young People’s Concerts are intended for children ages 6–12 and their families. All are welcome, but each person requires a ticket.

All attendees, including children, will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization or the Food and Drug Administration. Children under 5 years of age, who are currently not eligible for vaccination, will not be permitted entry.

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Young People’s Concert: One Planet
 
DATE / TIME

Sat

2:00 PM

14

May

2022

CYO

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Location

Alice Tully Hall

Duration

1 Hour
No Intermission

Program

Beethoven

Selections from Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Listen

Joonas Pesonen

Vulcano (New York Premiere)

Iman Habibi

Jeder Baum spricht (Every Tree Speaks)

Artists

  • Lina González-Granados

    Conductor / Co-Host

    Colombian American Lina González-Granados has distinguished herself nationally and internationally in symphonic and operatic repertoire. Her spirited interpretations of the orchestral repertoire and dedication to highlighting new and unknown works by Latin American composers have garnered international recognition, most recently as the recipient of the 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, the Third Prize and ECHO Special Award at La Maestra Competition, and the 2020 and 2021 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award.   
     
    Ms. González-Granados won the Fourth Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition, and became the new Solti Conducting Apprentice under the guidance of Riccardo Muti (February 2020–June 2022). She has served as conducting fellow of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Seattle Symphony. 
     
    Her 2021–22 season highlights include debuts with New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, and Dallas Opera. European debuts include the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Spanish National Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony, Kristiansand Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Polish National Radio Symphony, Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, and Tenerife Symphony. Recent engagements include The Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, and Filarmónica de Medellín. She has worked with world-renowned artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Pinchas Zukerman, Giancarlo Guerrero, Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. 
     
    Ms. González-Granados is a fervent proponent for the inclusion and development of new works, especially music by Latin American composers. She is artistic director and founder of Unitas Ensemble, a chamber orchestra that performs works by Latinx composers and provides access to free community performances for underserved communities. Her work with Unitas has earned her numerous community awards, most recently from Spark Boston. She has commissioned multiple world, North American, and American premieres, as well as the creation and release of the Unitas Ensemble album Estaciones, recorded alongside the Latin Grammy–winning Cuarteto Latinoamericano. 
     
    Lina González-Granados made her conducting debut in 2008 with the Youth Orchestra of Bellas Artes in her Cali, Colombia. She holds a master’s degree in conducting, a graduate diploma in choral conducting from New England Conservatory, and a doctorate in orchestral conducting from Boston University. She studied with Charles Peltz and Erica Washburn, and her principal mentors include Marin Alsop, Bernard Haitink, Bramwell Tovey, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. 


    Learn more about Lina González-Granados
  • Lanxing Fu

    Co-Host

    Lanxing Fu (she / her) is a Chinese American theater artist and co-director of Superhero Clubhouse, an interdisciplinary community engaged in a long-term experiment utilizing the tools of theater to help shift culture toward climate and environmental justice. She is playwright and co-creator of Mammelephant (122 CC Premiere 2022 / The New Ohio / HERE Arts Center), program director of The Living Stage NYC (University Settlement / LES Meltzer Senior Center); co-creator of Pluto (no longer a play), (The Brick) and Jupiter (a play about power), (La MaMa), and program director of Big Green Theater: Queens. She is a socially engaged artist with many years of experience in community-centered art projects in Virginia and New York, utilizing training in Theatre of the Oppressed. Interdisciplinary collaboration grounds her work: most recently in residence at IIASA in Austria, Fu created Piece of Cake with Dr. Fabian Wagner, responding to his research on population and climate change. Her essays Building Possibility in the Age of Climate Change and The Birth of a Climate Commons were published on the platform HowlRound. She has been a workshop facilitator and speaker with The New School, Asian American Arts Alliance, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, and more. She has been engaged in residencies with Broadway Advocacy Coalition Reimagining Justice Through Abolition, iLand interdisciplinary Lab, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Lacawac Nature Center, and others. Her activities for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) including serving on TCG’s 2019 Conference Committee on Climate and as one of TCG’s 2020 Rising Leaders of Color.


    Learn more about Lanxing Fu
  • Superhero Clubhouse

    Artistic Advisor

    Superhero Clubhouse creates theater to enact climate and environmental justice, cultivate hope, and inspire a thriving future. The eco-theater company makes original performances and offers creative resources for communities and collaborators from all walks of life, including students, scientists, artists, organizers, teachers, policy makers, and other. Superhero Clubhouse utilizes artistic processes that bring people together across differences to model a regenerative society in response to the climate crisis. The work is joyfully rooted in ecological knowledge, relationship to the land, and imagination as a powerful tool of future-building. Superhero Clubhouse is based in Lenapehoking (New York City), the occupied home of the Native Lenape people, whom it honors for their stewardship.


    Learn more about Superhero Clubhouse

Special Thanks

Lead support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by Evalyn E. and Stephen E. Milman.


Support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, The Brodsky Family Foundation, and Sally E. Cummins.

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