In July 2022, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America made its greatly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, marking its first public performance since 2019.
Season Finale: The National Youth Orchestra of the USA, under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto, plays music by Silvestre Revueltas, José Pablo Moncayo, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Anna Clyne. Then, artists from the NYO2 Summer Intensive perform a piece by Florence Price under the baton of Mei-Ann Chen of the Chicago Sinfonietta.
When the brother-sister duo of cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason made their Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2019, The New York Times praised Sheku as a “gifted, sensitive artist” and Isata as a “superb collaborator.”
This orchestra make its Carnegie Hall debut in a performance of works by Brahms, Walker, and Price, along with James V. Cockerham’s vibrant Fantasia on “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Then, Jon Batiste takes the stage for the world premiere of his new work.
Susanna Mälkki conducts the New York Philharmonic and saxophonist Branford Marsalis in music by Adolphus Hailstork, John Adams, and Jean Sibelius. Listen to From Carnegie Hall’s 2021-22 Season: Mälkki & Marsalis.
Conductors Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, and David Robertson share the podium, conducting the NYO-USA in music by Mahler, Mozart, and Mussorgsky, respectively. Emanuel Ax is featured in a performance of Mozart’s 22nd Piano Concerto.