New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts Continue with Mozart's No. 41 JUPITER Today
The New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) continue with a focus on Mozart's Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, led by Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione, today, December 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. This is the second program in this season's series, Points of Entry, in which each concert explores facets of music and the orchestra itself through an influential score. The concert will also feature selections from Mozart's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 33 and his Missa Brevis in F; Pachelbel's Canon; and Arvo Pärt's Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten.
Designed for ages 6 to 12, the series is hosted by Philharmonic Vice President, Education, Theodore Wiprud,The Sue B. Mercy Chair, and written and directed by Tom Dulack. Guest artists will include returning dancers/actors Heather Lipson Bell and Thomas Baird. All YPCs are preceded by Kidzone Live!, an interactive music fair at which children meet Philharmonic musicians, create and hear their own music, try out orchestral instruments, and learn new technologies on the Grand Promenade and upper tiers of Avery Fisher Hall at 12:45 p.m. Beginning one week before each YPC a special podcast for children is made available, at nyphil.org/ypc, as is TuneUp, the children's concert program, complete with activities related to the event.
The other YPC programs in the 2013-14 season's Points of Entry series are Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (February 1, 2014) and Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 (April 12, 2014).
American born conductor Case Scaglione began his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic in September 2011. That same year he was named a Solti Fellow by the Solti Foundation U.S. He has served as music director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles, and founded 360° Music, which took that orchestra to inner-city schools. His programs spanned works from Beethoven and Wagner to the Los Angeles premiere of John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony, which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a student of David Zinman at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, where Mr. Scaglione won the James Conlon and Aspen Conducting Prizes, which led to his Cleveland Orchestra debut in July 2010. He then served as assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival and School. A frequent guest assistant and cover conductor with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson, Mr. Scaglione also assisted at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Opera. He also conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl with Bramwell Tovey. In the summer of 2011 Mr. Scaglione was one of three conducting fellows at Tanglewood, chosen by James Levine and Stefan Asbury. A native of Texas, Case Scaglione received his bachelor's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He continued in post-graduate work at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Gustav Meier. Case Scaglione made his Philharmonic debut conducting the Young People's Concert Four Greats: Bernstein in November 2011; in his most recent appearance he conducted the opening Young People's Concerts of the 2013-14 season, Points of Entry: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, in October 2013.
Individual tickets for the Young People's Concerts are $12 to $39. All tickets include admission to Kidzone Live! Tickets may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Tickets may also be purchased at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m. To determine ticket availability, call the New York Philharmonic's Customer Relations Department at (212) 875-5656.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger