The NYU Symphony and Philharmonia, premiere orchestral ensembles in New York University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, will perform at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village on Thursday, November 7 and Monday, November 11, 2013.
The concerts are free and open to the public and will both take place at 8 p.m. The Church of St. Joseph is located at 361 6th Avenue (between Washington Place and Waverly Place), New York City. Subway: A,B,C,D,E,F,M (W. 4th Street).
The NYU Orchestras will be led by the German-born conductor Jens Georg Bachmann, who has most notably served as assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and as resident conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Germany.
The November 11 NYU Symphony concert will include the world premiere performance of Danish composer Lars Graugaard’s “Venus,” an interactive work for violin, double bass, orchestra, and electronics. Mr. Graugaard is a pioneer in interactive and generative music creation who has composed over 180 works and was formerly composer-in-residence at the Odense Symphony Orchestra. He is currently Artistic Director of Re-new Digital Arts Festival.
“Venus” will feature NYU student soloist Patti Kilroy, violinist and Steinhardt Ph.D. candidate, and Patrick Swoboda, double bassist and Steinhardt alumnus.
Also on the November 11 program are Bela Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 3. The November 7 program features alumna Tatevik Ayazyan performing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, as well as Peteris Vasks Music Dolorosa, Igor Stravinsky Octet, and Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 100.
For additional information, call 212.998.5160, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/ensembles.
About the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu.