Carnegie Hall Live: National Youth Orchestra of the United States

Airs Thursday, September 18 at 11 a.m. The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America is a phenomenal new group made up of 120 of the brightest young instrumentalists in our country. After a two-week residency of intensive rehearsals, they hit the road coast-to-coast this summer. Our program finds them in Carnegie Hall, led by the dynamic conductor David Robertson. He'll lead them in a new work by American composer Samuel Carl Adams; Leonard Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story; Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and to top that off they'll be joined by superstar Gil Shaham for Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto. These are tomorrow's stars, and here is your chance to bring the best of young classical America to your listeners. Join hosts Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon for Carnegie Hall Live, Thursday at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.

Concert program:
Samuel Carladams - New Work (commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Britten - Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (featuring violinist Gil Shaham)
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

Players from Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas

Eliot Haas, Shreveport, LA (Cello)
Georgia Bourderionnet, New Orleans, LA (Cello)
Shan Su, Richardson, TX (Viola)
Abby Easterling, Grapevine, TX (Flute)
Madison Lusby, Grapevine, TX (Trumpet)
Lincoln Valdez, Austin, TX (Trumpet)
Riley Giampaolo, Houston, TX (Bass Trombone)
Carson Bohner, White Hall, AR (Violin)
Brett Kelly, Rison, AR (Tenor Trombone)

Full Orchestra Roster for 2014 National Youth Orchestra