CYSO; Emilio del Rosario International Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition Part 1 of 3

October 10, 2015, 11:00 am

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On Saturday’s broadcast, we present the first of three programs featuring the 2015 Emilio del Rosario Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition. The competition was at Symphony Center on June 14, 2015. Francesco Milioto conducted the New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago. The Third Prize Winner, Jiaqi (Dragon) Long, will be featured in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor.

To begin the program, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Encore Chamber Orchestra’s performance of David Little’s Radiant Child, featuring guest artists Third Coast Percussion, from their December 7, 2014 at the Harris Theater will air.

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  • RADIANT CHiLD for solo percussion and chamber orchestra, by David Little
    I. Ecstatic Music
    II. Gleaning the Inevitable
    III. Of Perseverance, the Daily Grind, and Release
    Third Coast Percussion, guest artists

  • Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito
    II. Andantino semplice – Allegro vivace assai/Prestissimo
    III. Allegro con fuoco
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Encore Chamber Orchestra
    Third Prize Winner Jiaqi (Dragon) Long