Combo Nuvo, the NYU Faculty Jazz Ensemble in Residence, will join the NYU Philharmonia for its winter concert on Thursday, December 11.


The program will feature works for jazz band and full orchestra by Jazz Studies Director Dave Schroeder and Adjunct Professor Rich Shemaria and will be conducted by Maestro Constantine Kitsopoulos. Maestro Kitsopoulos is a leading conductor working across multiple musical genres and the current music director of the Queens Symphony. It is his third season conducting at NYU.

Then on Saturday, December 13, the NYU Symphony will mount its final performance of the calendar year. This program will feature Tania León Batá, Aaron Copland Orchestral Variations, and Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor. Maestro Ari Pelto, a celebrated conductor currently serving as Artistic Advisor at Opera Colorado, will conduct the program. It is Maestro Pelto’s fifth season at NYU.

Both concerts are free and open to the public and take place at 8 p.m. at The Frederick Loewe Theatre, located at 35 W. 4th Street between Mercer and Washington Square East. Subway: A,B,C,D,E,F,M (W. 4th Street), R,N (8th Street) or 6 (Astor Place). For more information call 212-998-5260, email or visit

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