Young People's Chorus of New York City, Francisco J. Núñez, Founder/Artistic Director
Concerts | 2014-2015 Season

2014-2015 YPC Season Preview:

November 20-23, 2014
Concerts and workshops with VocalEssence in the Twin Cities

December 6, 2014
YPC Winter Concert (2 performances) at 92nd Street Y

January 17, 2015
YPC with University Glee Club at Alice Tully Hall

March 2, 2015
YPC Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center

March 22, 2015
YPC in "Meredith Monk and Friends" at Zankel Hall

May 21, 2015
YPC Satellite Schools Concert at 92nd Street Y

 

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2013-2014 Season

June 30 to July 2, 2014
YPC Reprises “The Dream”

Metropolitan Opera House

YPC returns to the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theater’s The Dream as part of ABT’s “Shakespeare Celebration” at the Metropolitan Opera. 

For tickets click here.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
River to River Festival Concert
"Terry Riley & Friends
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Federal Hall
26 Wall Street, NYC

Free and open to the public

YPC joined an all-star lineup of artists performing in "Terry Riley and Friends," part of Original Music Workshop (OMW) and LMCC's  "Ex-Situ" series of site-specific concerts in the 2014 River To River Festival. Composer and OMW Creative Director Paola Prestini curated the concert, which took place Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Federal Hall (26 Wall Street). 


Composer Terry Riley

"Terry Riley and Friends," a showcase of work created and inspired by "the father of minimalism," opened with Another Secret eQuation, co-commissioned and premiered by the Young People's Chorus of New York City and the Kronos Quartet in 2010. For this performance YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez conducted the chorus and a quartet of new-music greats formed for just this occasion-violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Jenny Choi, violist Ljova, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.

The program also featured a trio including Terry Riley himself; his son, the globe-trotting, Brooklyn-based guitarist Gyan Riley; and Tracy Silverman, whom BBC calls "the greatest living exponent of the electronic violin."  The program closed eventfully with new improv by Mr. Riley and an equally legendary composer/performer.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. - One performance only!
YPC "Spring Celebration"

92nd Street Y (at Lexington Avenue)

 

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May 28-June 1, 2014
European Festival of Youth Choruses
Basel, Switzerland

Read more here.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights
Spring Celebration Concert

Church of St. Rose of Lima
510 West 165th Street
Between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Free and open to the public

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Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Transmusica Concert

Church of the Holy Trinity
316 East 88th Street, New York City

Free and open to the public, suggested donation $10

Young People's Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director/Founder
Elizabeth Núñez, Associate Conductor
Sheldon Ogbourne, Assistant Conductor
Matt Podd, pianist
Steve Picataggio, percussionist

Octopipers and F2B, from Kingswood Oxford School
Marcos Carreras, Conductor
David Ballena, pianist
Steve Picataggio, percussionist

In the most recent concert in YPC's Transmusica series, designed to build bridges to other world cultures, YPC and Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez welcomed two award-winning choruses from the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut. They took the audience on a musical journey that circled the globe from Russia and the Torres Strait Islands, across the Pacific through the U.S. and onto Greece, and Serbia, with stops in between for two world premieres: Quatro Colores by Jim Papoulis in Spanish, English, and Yiddish and Bobobo by Douglas J. Cuomo, based on a traditional folk song from Ghana.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Satellite Schools Concert

Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y (at Lexington Avenue)

Free and open to the public

Every one of YPC's 12 Satellite Schools sang with and for each other in a free concert presented by the Young People's Chorus of New York City at the 92nd Street Y. Under Satellite Schools Director Elizabeth Núñez and YPC conductors Emma Brondolo, Cara Bernard, Maria Peña, Nathan Reiff, and Sheldon Ogbourne, the children-900 strong sang a program of music ranging from classical and jazz to folk and pop.

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Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 p.m.
Transient Glory
A Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli

Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y
(at Lexington Avenue)

Tickets: $15, at the 92nd Street Y box office, by calling 212-415-5500, or online (www.92y.org).

Transient Glory, YPC's groundbreaking series of choral music for young people commissioned from today's most important composers, returned with a Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli, whose genre-spanning works include chamber rock, indie classical, minimalist, post-rock and pseudo-classical.

The concert featured an entire evening of music by Ms. Mazzoli composed and arranged specifically for YPC and Victoire, her all-star, all-female ensemble.  The program includes the world premieres of a YPC commission - New New York Songs - and a "Best of" selection of  Missy's compositions newly arranged by her to be performed by YPC and Victoire for this unique spotlight.  Among them were excerpts from Cathedral City and her acclaimed opera Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt.  Soprano Mellissa Hughes was the soloist in A Thousand Tongues and two movements from a new work - Vespers for a New Dark Age.

"Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out, NYwww.missymazzoli.com/about

Featuring the world premiere of a new Transient Glory work, commissioned from Missy Mazzoli by YPC and premiered by YPC and Victoire, Missy’s all-star, all-female ensemble. www.victoiremusic.com

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Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Transmusica - Peace and Hope Concert
A Benefit Concert for the victims of last November's Philippine typhoon disaster

Church of St. Joseph
365 Sixth Avenue (corner of Washington Place  in Greenwich Village)

Free admission, suggested donation $10

In a new Transmusica concert, a YPC series designed to build bridges to other world cultures, two choirs from Japan - the Peace and Hope Choir of Hiroshima and the Chamber Choir of the Elisabeth University of Music - joined YPC, Francisco Núñez, and The Ten, an all-men's ensemble from the University Glee Club of New York City, for an inspiring and entertaining program at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village (365 Sixth Avenue) on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. to benefit victims of last November's Philippine typhoon disaster. 

This concert reunited YPC and the Hiroshima Chorus.  They have sung together on YPC's travels to Japan in 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2013.  This was the first time they sang together in the U.S.

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Monday, March 3, 2014, 7 p.m.
YPC Gala Benefit Evening

Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Featuring the award-winning
Young People's Chorus of New York City
with The New York Pops,
and special guest artists
Broadway's Mary Poppins Ashley Brown
and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis

Dinner following immediately at the
Mandarin Oriental
80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street

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Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 12 p.m.
Give Your Voice: Honor Black History Month

American Museum of Natural History
(Central Park West at 79th Street)

featuring:
Young People's Chorus of New York City
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes
The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band

and
NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis with special guest Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC

Tickets: Free for AMNH members or with Museum admission.

More info at the American Museum of Natural History website.

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December 19, 2013, at 7 p.m.
“A City Singing at Christmas”

St. Patrick’s Cathedral
(Fifth Avenue at 51st Street)

Free concert (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.)

A program of traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols by the Young People's Chorus of New York City, St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, the St. Agnes Cathedral Choirs of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and the New York Symphonic Brass in the majesty of the Cathedral of St. Patrick.

 

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Friday, December 13, at 6 p.m.
Winter Holiday Concert
Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH)

P.S. 366, Washington Heights Academy
202 Sherman Ave, New York, NY 10034

With special guest: YPC Cantare Chorus

The young singers of YPCWH, the year-old community program of the Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights, gave a free winter holiday concert for the community on December 13.  Conducted by Maria Peña, their program of holiday favorites included Dormi, Dormi and Donde esta Santa Claus.

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TuesdayDecember 10, at 6:00 p.m.
WQXR Presents Musical Gifts:  Joshua Bell and Friends

WQXR's The Greene Space
160 Varick Street (entrance on Charlton St.)

Popular WQXR host Elliot Forrest welcomed the Young People's Chorus of New York City, Joshua Bell, Frankie Moreno, and pianist Frederick Chiu for an evening of holiday music.

More information on the WQXR Web site.

 

 

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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Winter Concert
Two performances: 3:30pm and 7pm

92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall

Two performances of one of one of the most popular concerts of the year by all six YPC divisions, featured favorite songs of the holidays and some new music, including the world premieres of Gnothi Safton (Know thyself) by Jim Papoulis, in which the chorus was accompanied by boomwhackers, and Looking for the Light, a tutti piece sung by all 360 YPC choristers, composed by Matt Podd, Adam Podd, Jerry Colker, and Sarah Kervin.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Tree Lighting

The Rink at Winter Village
40th Street and Sixth Avenue

The Young People's Chorus of New York City joined Bryant Park's wondrous holiday tree lighting celebration with performances of Carol of the Bells and Sleigh Ride in a program of live music and ice-skating at The Rink in Bryant Park's Winter Village. The program culminated with the lighting of the giant Norway Spruce, sparkling with more than 30,000 lights, sparkling starbursts, snowflakes and icicle ornaments. Free and open to the public.

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Monday, November 25, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window Unveiling
(611 Fifth Avenue, at 49th Street)

The Young People's Chorus of New York City joined violinist Joshua Bell in a new arrangement of Silent Night by Francisco J. Núñez at the unveiling of the holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue on Monday, November 25.  This new "radiant" arrangement of Silent Night is included on the new holiday CD "Musical Gifts from Joshua Bell and Friends," which is available here.  Singer/songwriter Frankie Moreno and Dancers from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre also performed at the Saks windows unveiling.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
New York Chorus Festival
Benefit  Concert for Victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Carnegie Hall

Featuring choruses from Japan and New York:

Young People’s Chorus of New York City
University Glee Club of New York City
The Nippon Club Women's Chorus
Ensemble Rose
The Beautiful Snow Singers
TOKIO Chi
Ensemble Mamohru

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Monday, September 9, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Radio Radiance™ Broadcast Premiere

WWFM, The Classical Network
www.wwfm.org

Radio Radiance
Two-hour broadcast featuring
Young People's Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director/Founder

Celestial Fire Thomas Cabaniss
The City Susie Ibarra
Colors Kevin James
WICBM Toby Twining

Recorded and broadcast by WWFM The Classical Network
Streamed worldwide at www.wwfm.org
Also heard:
In New York City Area in HD Radio partnership WKCR (Columbia University) at 89.9HD2
In Philadelphia via HD Radio at 89.5HD2

Read all about Radio Radiance here.

Stay tuned for the podcasts!

see also: Book A Concert

 

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