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Juilliard Announces 2013-2014 Season for its Saturday Programs: Juilliard Pre-College and Juilliard's Music Advancement Program

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Juilliard's Pre-College Season Includes More Than 250 Free Performances Featuring its Pre-College Orchestra and Pre-College Sympnony, Pre-College String Ensemble, Pre-College Choruses, Chamber Music Concerts, Opera Scenes, and Student and Faculty Recitals

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Juilliard Pre-College Symphony and Conductor George Stelluto (Photo by Nan Melville)
Juilliard Pre-College Symphony and Conductor George Stelluto (Photo by Nan Melville)
Juilliard Pre-College musicians in rehearsal (Photo by Nan Melville)
Juilliard Pre-College musicians in rehearsal (Photo by Nan Melville)
Juilliard Pre-College String Ensemble and Conductor Shih-Hung Young (Photo by Nan Melville)
Juilliard Pre-College String Ensemble and Conductor Shih-Hung Young (Photo by Nan Melville)

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Since 1916, The Juilliard School has offered classes in musical performance to students younger than college age. On Saturdays, the Juilliard Pre-College Division of approximately 300 students offers a variety of performances throughout the day on weekends. Juilliard’s Pre-College Division announces its 2013-2014 season which includes more than 250 free performances featuring its Pre-College Symphony and Pre-College Orchestra, Pre-College String Ensemble, Pre-College Choruses, as well as chamber music concerts, opera scenes, and student and faculty recitals.

The Pre-College Orchestra (featuring older high school students) led by Adam Glaser, presents three concerts this season. On Friday, November 22 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall, the Pre-College Orchestra performs Mozart’s Overture to The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor), K. 486; Barber’s Essay No. 1, Op. 12; Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 (competition to be held Friday, October 11); and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90. On Saturday, February 22 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, the program features Ravel’s Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite; Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D Minor (competition to be held December 13); Verdi’s Aida: Prelude; and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite. The series concludes on Saturday, May 24 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater with Chabrier’s España; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 (competition to be held Friday, March 21); and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36.

The Pre-College Symphony (featuring younger high school students) is led by George Stelluto, and the opening concert on Saturday, December 21 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Tchaikovsky’s Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem;  Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6 (competition to be held Friday, November 1); and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52. On Saturday, March 1 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, the program includes Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Op. 92; Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 (competition to be held Friday, January 17); Milhaud’s Saudades do Brasil, Suite of Dances, Op. 67; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”). The series concludes on Saturday, May 24 at 1 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater with a program featuring Copland’s An Outdoor Overture; an open concerto to be determined; and Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite.

The Pre-College String Ensemble, led by Shih-Hung Young, is the youngest performing ensemble with an average age of 12. They perform two concerts in the new season. On Saturday, December 21 at 5 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, the Pre-College String Ensemble performs Mozart’s Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 137; Corelli’s Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6 (“Christmas Concerto”); Hindemith’s Suite of French Dances; and Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20. The program on Saturday, May 3 at 5 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Copland’s Rodeo: Hoedown; Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo; Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 (competition to be held March 14); and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D Major (“London”).

Juilliard's Pre-College Division also presents chamber music concerts featuring Juilliard Pre-College musicians on Saturday, December 21 at 6 PM in Juilliard’s Willson Theater; Saturday, January 18 at 3 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall (part of Juilliard’s ChamberFest 2014); Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 PM in Juilliard’s Willson Theater; Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 PM in Juilliard’s Willson Theater; Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater; Saturday, May 10 at 7 PM in Juilliard’s Willson Theater; a chamber music marathon on Saturday, May 17 from Noon – 9 PM in Morse Hall and the Willson Theater; and on Wednesday, May 21 at 1 PM in Alice Tully Hall, part of Juilliard’s Wednesdays at One series.

The Pre-College Choruses, comprised of high school, middle school, and youth choruses, perform on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM in Paul Hall and Saturday, May 10 at 6 PM in Paul Hall. Patrick Romano directs the Pre-College high school chorus, and Esther Liu Harris directs the Pre-College youth and middle school choruses. Juilliard Pre-College voice students perform opera scenes on Saturday, April 27 at 2 PM in Paul Hall.

Pre-College faculty recitals take place on Saturdays from 6 – 7 PM in Paul Hall and feature pianist Matti Raekallio on September 21; violinist Lara Lev on September 28; flutist Bart Feller on October 5; violinist Laura Goldberg on October 12; Ernest Barretta and Yoheved Kaplinsky, duo pianos, on October 19; composer Eric Ewazen on October 26; cellist Caroline Stinson on November 2; Adelaide Roberts and Matthew Odell, duo pianos, on November 9; pianist Matthew Odell on November 16; and violinist Shirley Givens on November 23.

In addition to these performances, the Pre-College Division presents numerous solo recitals weekly in Paul Hall and Morse Hall. For a complete listing of Juilliard Pre-College performances, please visit: events.juilliard.edu.

All events are FREE, and no tickets are required with the exception of the November 22 Alice Tully Hall/Pre-College Orchestra concert. Those tickets will be available November 8 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/saturdays.

 

The Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program (MAP) is a Saturday instrument instruction program for highly talented students, ages 8 to 14, who reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). MAP targets children from backgrounds underrepresented in American performing arts. This nationally-recognized program has served as an essential bridge to higher levels of musicianship, cultural participation, and personal growth for thousands of young students. Juilliard recently received a generous gift of $5 million towards the endowment of the MAP program from philanthropists Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman, which will help sustain and support the program.

MAP offers four levels of study ranging from intermediate to advanced. All students receive private or semi-private lessons on violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, saxophone, percussion, guitar, or piano. They also participate in small and large ensembles and chamber music groups, and take courses in music theory, ear training, performance skills, and audition preparation.

For further information on MAP, contact Juilliard's Office of Educational Outreach at (212) 799-5000, ext. 298 or visit www.juilliard.edu/map.

CONDUCTORS’ BIOS

About Adam Glaser

Adam Glaser is on the conducting faculty of Juilliard's Pre-College Division and conducts the Pre-College Orchestra. Currently serving as chair of the Division's Conducting Department, he previously served as conductor of the Pre-College Symphony and continues to teach classes in conducting and score reading. He serves as resident principal conductor at the Usdan Center for the Arts on Long Island. Mr. Glaser is the creator and host of a new series recently premiered at NYC’s Morgan Library and Museum, The Composer’s Paintbrush, in which he explores the creative techniques behind music’s most inspiring masterworks.

His guest conducting appearances include performances with the Victoria Symphony (British Columbia), the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, along with the orchestras of the Curtis Institute of Music, the University of Michigan, the New York Summer Music Festival, the New England Music Festival, and the Connecticut All-State Music Festival.

An established composer, Mr. Glaser has enjoyed performances of his works by 25 major orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada. His most recent works include two commissions: Launch, a concert piece for orchestra and chorus commissions and premiered by the Lake Forest (IL) High School Orchestra and Chorus; and a new arrangement of Hatikvah (Israel's national anthem) for string orchestra and children's chorus, commissioned by the Usdan Center for the Arts for their 60th anniversary.

Mr. Glaser earned a diploma in orchestral conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, a master of music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Juilliard's Pre-College Division and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Additional studies include piano performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and composition at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division.

About George Stelluto

American conductor George Edward Stelluto is known for his engaging, energetic performances of repertoire ranging from the Baroque to present day. As resident conductor for Juilliard and conductor of the Pre-College Symphony, he appears regularly at Lincoln Center. He is music director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Ravinia Festival. In 2012-2013, he won both the prestigious ASCAP Award and the Illinois Council of Orchestra’s “Orchestra of the Year Award” for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 season of innovative programming and outreach. Mr. Stelluto is an advisor to Sinfonia por La Vida in Ecuador – a new orchestra based on Venezuela's Il Sistema program. In 2011-2012, he made his debuts with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Germany. His other guest appearances (in recent seasons) include the Juilliard Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica del Ecuador, Ukrainian National Orchestra, New York City Ballet, Transylvania State Philharmonic (Romania), Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Nevada Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Alea III, and Juilliard's Beyond the Machine and AXIOM ensembles.

Mr. Stelluto is the first conductor ever awarded the prestigious Artist Diploma from Juilliard. He holds two master's degrees (violin and conducting) from Yale School of Music and a bachelor's degree in violin from West Virginia University, summa cum laude. His conducting teachers include James DePreist and Otto-Werner Mueller, and his violin and chamber music teachers include many of the world's leading artists/pedagogues.

About Shih-Hung Young

An active conductor of symphonic and operatic literatures and performer of solo and chamber music recitals, Shih-Hung Young has toured in the United States and abroad, including appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Adelaide Symphony (Australia), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Melbourne Symphony, NAC Orchestra of Ottawa, RTE Concert Orchestra of Ireland, Orchestra di Santiago Chile, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Tampere Philharmonic in Finland. In addition to his duties as conductor of the Juilliard Pre-College String Ensemble, he also is conductor at the Lucy Moses School and serves as the cover/assistant conductor to Howard Shore’s Oscar winning scores, The Lord of the Rings – Live to Projection Project. Additionally, he has toured with the Tony Award winning Broadway shows, The Light in the Piazza and My Fair Lady. Born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, he received his bachelor and master of music degrees in violin from Juilliard and his doctor of music degree from SUNY at Stony Brook.

About Juilliard's Pre-College Division

Since 1916, The Juilliard School has offered classes in musical performance to students younger than college age. Known since 1969 as Juilliard's Pre-College Division, it is an internationally preeminent program for the education and development of young artists. Many of the world's youngest high-profile musicians have been drawn to Juilliard's Pre-College Division from around the world, among them are Han-Na Chang, Sarah Chang, Helen Huang, Rachel Lee, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Alan Gilbert, Marvin Hamlisch, Itzhak Perlman, Gil and Orli Shaham, Conrad Tao, and Sirena Huang.

Juilliard’s Pre-College Division welcomes 78 new students in 2013-2014, ranging in age from 9-17 years old. The new students hail from 8 United States and countries including Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

During the 2012-2013 school year, Juilliard’s Pre-College Division’s 100 faculty members worked with approximately 300 students between the ages of 7 and 18. High school age musicians comprise two-thirds of the Pre-College enrollment. Most students are from the United States and, specifically, the New York Metropolitan area, but others represent places of origin as distant as Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. Many also are accomplished academically and go on to colleges, universities, and conservatories throughout the world. Typically about half of the graduating class continues studying at Juilliard or other conservatories and many graduates go on to Ivy League and other elite schools.

The Saturday-only classes include private study, theory, ear-training, orchestral, choral, and chamber music coaching, as well as major-specific courses such as Piano Performance Forum, Vocal Performance and Diction, and Brass Class. The Division also offers electives in conducting, music history, and counterpoint, among others. Included among the Division’s many ensembles are two symphony orchestras, a string chamber orchestra, three choruses and more than 65 chamber music groups. Performances by these ensembles as well as recitals by individual students and faculty members make up the Division’s season of more than 250 free concerts. Soloists for certain performances are chosen by competition and announced approximately two months prior to performance. In addition to concerts by young performers, the Pre-College Division showcases young composers throughout the year. Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky is Artistic Director of Juilliard's Pre-College Division. She also is the Susan W. Rose Chair of Juilliard's Piano Department in the College Division.

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JUILLIARD PRE-COLLEGE DIVISION

2013-2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Saturday, September 21, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Matti Raekallio, piano

 

Saturday, September 28, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Lara Lev, violin

 

Saturday, October 5, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Bart Feller, flute

 

Saturday, October 12, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Laura Goldberg, violin

 

Saturday, October 19, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Ernest Barretta and Yoheved Kaplinsky, duo piano recital

 

Saturday, October 26, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Eric Ewazen, composer

 

Saturday, November 2, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Caroline Stinson, cello

 

Saturday, November 9, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Adelaide Roberts and Matthew Odell, duo piano recital

 

Saturday, November 16, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Matthew Odell, piano

 

Friday, November 22, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Pre-College Orchestra

Adam Glaser, conductor

MOZART Overture to The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor), K. 486

BARBER Essay No. 1, Op. 12

BRUCH Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 (competition to be held Friday, October 11)

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

Saturday, November 23, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Shirley Givens, violin

 

Saturday, December 21, 5 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College String Ensemble

Shih-Hung Young, conductor

MOZART Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 137

CORELLI Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6 (“Christmas Concerto”)

HINDEMITH Suite of French Dances

ELGAR Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20

 

Saturday, December 21, 6 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, December 21, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

George Stelluto, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem

PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6 (competition to be held Friday, November 1)

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52

 

Saturday, January 18, 3 PM, Paul Hall (ChamberFest 2014)

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, January 25, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Choruses (High School, Middle School, and Youth Choruses)

 

Saturday, January 25, 7:30 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, February 22, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Orchestra

Adam Glaser, conductor

RAVEL Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose) Suite

LALO Cello Concerto in D Minor (competition to be held December 13)

VERDI Aida: Prelude

STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite

 

Saturday, March 1, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

George Stelluto, conductor

DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture, Op. 92

RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 (competition to be held Friday, January 17)

MILHAUD Saudades do Brasil: Suite of Dances, Op. 67

MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)

 

Saturday, April 12, 7:30 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, April 26, 2 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Opera Scenes

 

Saturday, May 3, 5 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College String Ensemble

Shih-Hung Young, conductor

COPLAND Rodeo: Hoedown

MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

BLOCH Concerto Grosso No. 1 (competition to he held Friday, March 14)

HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in D Major (“London”)

 

Saturday, May 3, 7:30 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, May 10, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Pre-College Choruses (High School, Middle School, and Youth Choruses)

 

Saturday, May 10, 7 PM, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, May 17, 12:00 Noon – 9 PM, Morse Hall and Willson Theater

Chamber Music Marathon

 

Wednesday, May 21, 1 PM, Alice Tully Hall, part of Wednesdays at One series

Pre-College Chamber Music

 

Saturday, May 24, 1 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

George Stelluto, conductor

COPLAND An Outdoor Overture

Open Concerto to be announced

PROKOFIEV Cinderella Suite

 

Saturday, May 24, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Orchestra

Adam Glaser, conductor

CHABRIER España

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

 

VENUES:

Juilliard's Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street, 1st Floor)

Juilliard's Morse Hall (155 West 65th Street, Take the elevator to street level)

Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 West 65th Street)

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater (155 West 65th Street, 3rd Floor)

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway and 65th Street

In addition to these performances, the Pre-College Division presents solo recitals weekly in Paul Hall and Morse Hall. For a complete listing of Juilliard Pre-College performances, please visit events.juilliard.edu.  

All events are FREE, and no tickets are required with the exception of the November 22 Alice Tully Hall
Pre-College Orchestra concert. Those tickets will be available November 8 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard.

For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/Saturdays.

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