Live on medici.tv, Charles Dutoit conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, joined by pianist YUNDI, in works by Tan Dun, Beethoven, and Berlioz at Carnegie Hall.
Each summer, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. In its second annual Carnegie Hall concert, the orchestra performs under the direction of esteemed conductor Charles Dutoit with pianist YUNDI before embarking on an international tour to seven spectacular cities in China.
Chinese pianist YUNDI, who has become a reference for young musicians after winning the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2000, is highly involved in the promotion of classical music education, particularly in China. He performs regularly in the most prestigious venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Suntory Hall, and the Salle Pleyel.
The concert begins with the Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds, a new work commissioned for NYO-USA by Carnegie Hall from Chinese contemporary composer and conductor, Tan Dun, who is known for music that combines tradition and innovation. YUNDI then joins the orchestra for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor," whose nickname was added by Beethoven's publisher in recognition of the work's musical richness. The concert ends with Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, a work deeply marked by the passions of the composer.
YUNDI © Chen Man
Charles Dutoit © Nicolas Brodard - Verbier Festival 2013
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America © Chris Lee.
Portrait of the Chinese superstar of the piano
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