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20 July 2016

Valery Gergiev to run a series of concerts with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA

From 21 to 25 July Valery Gergiev will run a series of concerts with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in The Netherlands, France, Denmark and the Czech Republic.

On 21, 22 and 24 July the performances will take place at concert halls in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Montpellier (Opéra Berlioz) and Copenhagen (the Tivoli Concert Hall). The programme for the three evenings features Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Sergei Prokofiev’s Fourth Symphony and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. Soloist – Denis Matsuev.

On 25 July the series of concerts draws to a conclusion in Prague. At the Smetana Hall the musicians will once again turn to Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Sergei Prokofiev’s Fourth Symphony in addition to Felix Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony.

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America was founded in 2012 on the initiative of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. As part of the programme, one hundred and twenty musicians aged sixteen to nineteen come together from various regions across the country for an intensive two-week training course and then appear under renowned conductors. Valery Gergiev has collaborated with the ensemble since 2013. The orchestra has also collaborated with conductors including David Robertson, Charles Dutoit and Christoph Eschenbach, violinists Joshua Bell and Gil Shaham and pianists Yundi Li and Emanuel Ax.

Submitted on 25 August 2016, Thursday

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