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New York Festival Orchestra - Early Summer Celebration

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New York Festival Orchestra
Early Summer Celebration
New Artists Showcase Vol. 2

Conductor:
Hideaki Hirai

Soloists:
Hina Khuong-Huu (violin)
Fiona Khuong-Huu (violin)


Program

W. A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

Hampson Sisler*: Millennials’ Tribute To Strings - World premiere

*NYFO Composer-in-Residence for 2015-2017 season

Sibelius: Andante festivo

Edward Grieg: Holberg Suite

Takeichiro Hirai: Rhapsody on Japanese Folktunes

The New York Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Hideaki Hirai, will present "Early Summer Celebration," highlighting repertoire for string orchestra by Bach, Mozart, Grieg, and Sibelius, along with Hampson Sisler's Millennials' Tribute to Strings (World Premiere) and Takeichiro Hirai's Rhapsody on Japanese Folktunes (New York Premiere).

Guest violinists for the Bach Double Concerto are violin prodigies Fiona and Hina Khuong-Huu, ages 10 and 12.

Hampson Sisler is NYFO's Composer-in-Residence for 2015-2017. The prolific composer/organist will premiere his Millennials' Tribute to Strings. The program will also see the NY Premiere of Rhapsody on Japanese Folktunes by Takeichiro Hirai, a noted cellist whom Pablo Casals designated as his successor.

The Orchestra is proud to present remarkable young violinists Fiona (10 years old) and Hina (12 years old) Khuong-Huu, playing Bach's Double Concerto for Two Violins. The New York City-born sisters have already won top prizes in the International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists in Brussels, and the Osaka International Music Competition.

Hampson Sisler is one of the most prolific American classical composers living today who was recently named "one of the significant composers of contemporary America" by The Organ Magazine, London. His first works were published at age nineteen starting with the H.W.Gray Co. and going on, with time, to Jos. Fischer & Co., Belwin Mills, World Library, Laurendale and Morning Star.

He has written more than one hundred works for solo instruments, organ, voice, choir and orchestra. His works have been performed and recorded worldwide with leading orchestras in his native United States as well as Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Israel, Philippines, Portugal, Russia and the Ukraine, etc. The majority of his orchestral works have been recorded on the MSR Classics label.

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