Juilliard Pre-College Commemorates Its Centennial With a Season-Long Celebration

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018
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Gala Evening on November 5 Features Guest Conductor Robert Spano, Pianist Emanuel Ax, and the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall, Followed by a Dinner Dance at the David H. Koch Theater Promenade

Additional Centennial Events Will Take Place During the Season


NEW YORK –– Juilliard Pre-College, under the direction of artistic director Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky, celebrates its centennial season with a gala evening on Monday, November 5, and other centennial concerts in addition to its full calendar of events. The season includes more than 250 free performances featuring the Pre-College Symphony and Pre-College Orchestra, Pre-College String Ensemble, and Pre-College choruses, as well as chamber music concerts, opera scenes, and student and faculty recitals.

On Monday, November 5, Juilliard presents “An Evening Celebrating 100 Years of the Pre-College Division,” featuring distinguished conductor Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leading the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra in a concert with Juilliard faculty member and Pre-College piano alumnus Emanuel Ax, in Alice Tully Hall. The concert program begins at 7pm with Bernstein’s Overture to Candide; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”) featuring Mr. Ax; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34, with additional performances by current Pre-College students, violinists Fiona and Hina Khuong-Huu and pianist Hamony Zhu. A dinner dance follows at the David H. Koch Theater Promenade. The gala chair is Mercedes T. Bass, and Bruce and Suzie Kovner are honorary chairs. Katherine Farley, Jerry Speyer, and Frederick Iseman are underwriters. Proceeds from the evening will support Juilliard’s Pre-College Division including student scholarships. To purchase tables or gala tickets, please contact (212) 799-5000, ext. 329 or events@juilliard.edu or visit giving.juilliard.edu/precollege100. 

On Friday, March 8, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall, conductor David Robertson, director of conducting studies and distinguished visiting faculty at Juilliard and music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, which is comprised of younger high school students. They’ll perform Rossini’s Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell); Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56, for violin, cello, and piano with Orli Shaham and other Pre-College alumni; and Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov). Tickets for the concert are $10 and will be available beginning September 20 at juilliard.edu/calendar.

The final centennial concert of the season will take place on Saturday, May 25, at 7:30pm in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater and will be conducted by Xian Zhang, music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. The program will feature Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”) with the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and a newly commissioned work by Juilliard Pre-College and college alumnus Peng-Peng Gong. Tickets for the concert are $10 and will be available beginning September 20 at juilliard.edu/calendar.

Additional designated centennial events will take place during the season.

Also this season, Pre-College alumnus and faculty member Adam Glaser will conduct the Pre-College Orchestra in works by Webern and Brahms on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. He leads the Pre-College Symphony in works by Shostakovich, Debussy, Kabalevsky, and Dvořák on Saturday, December 15, at 7:30pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater and conducts the final Pre-College Symphony concert, with works by Falla, Ravel, Liszt, and Mendelssohn, on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. All concerts include a concerto featuring a current Pre-College student soloist. These concerts are free, and no tickets are required.

Pre-College alumnus and cellist Nico Olarte-Hayes conducts the Pre-College String Ensemble, the youngest performing ensemble, in works by Britten, J.S. Bach, and Haydn on Saturday, December 15, at 4:30pm in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and he conducts works by Mozart, Dvořák, and faculty member John Corigliano on Saturday, May 11, at 4pm in Paul Hall. These concerts are free, and no tickets are required.

The Pre-College Opera Scenes performance features the division’s voice majors, all students of the legendary teacher Lorraine Nubar. The performance takes place on April 27, at 2pm in Paul Hall. This performance is free, and no tickets are required.

Esther Liu Harris leads the Pre-College Youth Chorus on Saturday, January 19, at 10:30am in Paul Hall and on Saturday, May 4, at 10:30am in Paul Hall; and Patrick Romano conducts the Pre-College High School Chorus on Saturday, January 19, at 6pm in Paul Hall and on Saturday, May 11, at 6pm in Paul Hall. These performances are free, and no tickets are required.

Jonathan Haas leads the Pre-College Percussion Ensemble on Saturday, December 8, at 6pm in Room 309, and Pablo Rieppi conducts the group on Saturday, May 11, at 6pm in Room 309. These performances are free, and no tickets are required.

In addition to these performances, Juilliard Pre-College presents a faculty recital series, as well as numerous solo recitals weekly in Paul and Morse halls. These recitals are free, and no tickets are required.

A complete listing will be available at juilliard.edu/calendar.

About Juilliard Pre-College

One of the foremost music preparatory programs in the world, the Juilliard Pre-College Division educates today’s most promising artists. The Pre-College Division at Juilliard offers a complete curriculum of music instruction for highly gifted children up to age 18. Students attend Juilliard every Saturday for 30 weeks during the school year for an individualized course of instruction carefully designed to meet their particular needs. The selective program includes instruction in a chosen major, academic study of music, and solo and ensemble performances. Recognizing the importance of early development and discipline in the music field, the program provides a caring, collaborative, and challenging atmosphere where artistic gifts and technical skills can flourish. Approximately 300 students are enrolled in Juilliard’s Pre-College program. Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky is artistic director of Juilliard Pre-College; she is also the Susan W. Rose Chair of Juilliard’s piano department in Juilliard’s College Division.

Among those who attended Juilliard’s Pre-College program and who have gone on to illustrious careers are conductors Marin Alsop, James Gaffigan, Alan Gilbert, and Eric Jacobsen; pianists Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, Conrad Tao, and Joyce Yang; violinists Anne Akiko Meyers, Pamela Frank, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, and Gil Shaham; cellists Matt Haimovitz, Yo-Yo Ma, and Astrid Schween; singers Patti LuPone and Neil Sedaka; and composers Nicholas Britell, Peng-Peng Gong, Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Schwartz.

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Juilliard Pre-College 2018-19 Calendar of Events

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 6pm, Paul Hall

Centennial Faculty Recital

Amy Barston, cello

“All in the Family”

As a third-generation Juilliard graduate, Ms. Barston will play selections from her mother’s Pre-College graduation recital, including the Brahms Sonata for cello and piano in F Major, Op. 99.

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6pm, Paul Hall

Centennial Faculty Recital

“Guitar Extravaganza”

Tali Roth, guitar

Carol Wincenc, flute

With Pre-College guitar and flute students, alumni, and special guests including Argentine tango dancers Martin Almiron and Maya Schwartz Grego

Music by Ellington, Brahms, Piazzolla, Jobim, Boccherini, Ariel Ramirez, and Carlos Gardel plus a performance of the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s film You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger.

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6pm, Paul Hall

Centennial Faculty Recital

Carol Wincenc, flute

With Pre-College flute students, alumni, and special guests

Works by Juilliard alumnus Peter Schickele, Boismortier, Fauré, and faculty member Andrew Thomas

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6pm, Paul Hall

Centennial Faculty Recital

Jonathan Haas, percussion

With Pre-College alumna and Juilliard graduate student Emma Frucht, violin; Juilliard alumnus Julian Schwarz, cello; and Pre-College alumnus Steven Frucht, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141a, for violin, cello, piano, and percussion (arranged by Viktor Derevianko)

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Centennial Faculty Recital

Keiko Tokunaga, violin

Mika Emily Sasaki, piano

Pre-College and college alumnae Keiko Tokunaga and Mika Emily Sasaki present a recital featuring a work by Pre-College faculty member and college alumnus Evan Fein.

Evan FEIN Matins

DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano

SAINT-SAËNS Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 75

 

Monday, November 5, 2018, 7pm, Alice Tully Hall

Centennial Event

Pre-College Orchestra

Robert Spano, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

Fiona and Hina Khuong-Huu, violin duo

Harmony Zhu, piano

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Other works to be announced.

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6pm, Paul Hall

Centennial Faculty Recital

Ernest Barretta and Anna Royzman, piano

Faculty member Ernest Barretta and his former Pre-College student, college alumna  and current Pre-College director of performance activities, Anna Royzman, team up to perform some piano duet favorites.

SHOSTAKOVICH Concertino for two pianos, Op. 94

RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite for piano four hands

GUASTAVINO Tres Romances Argentinos

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6pm, Paul Hall

Centennial Pre-College Composition Faculty

Works by Juilliard alumni Eric Ewazen, Manuel Sosa, and Andrew Thomas performed by current students and alumni.

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 6pm, Room 309

Pre-College Percussion Ensemble

Jonathan Haas, conductor

Performances of modern and classic percussion ensemble repertoire featuring Pre-College alumni. 

 

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 4:30pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College String Ensemble

Nico Olarte-Hayes, conductor

BRITTEN Simple Symphony for String Orchestra, Op. 4

J.S. BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052 (soloist to be announced)

HAYDN Symphony No. 88 in G Major, Hob. I:88

 

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

Adam Glaser, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture, Op. 96

DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

KABALEVSKY Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 49 (soloist to be announced)

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

 

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:30am, Paul Hall

Pre-College Youth Chorus

Esther Liu Harris, conductor

 

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6pm, Paul Hall

Pre-College High School Chorus

Patrick Romano, conductor

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:30pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Orchestra

Adam Glaser, conductor

WEBERN Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1

TBD Concerto

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

 

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6pm, Paul Hall

Centennial Faculty Recital

Marc Goldberg, bassoon

Alan Kay, clarinet

Mr. Goldberg and Mr. Kay, both Pre-College alumni, present an array of works from the woodwind canon.

 

Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall

Centennial Event

Pre-College Symphony

David Robertson, conductor

ROSSINI Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell)

BEETHOVEN Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major, Op. 56 (“Triple”) (soloists to be announced)

MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2pm, Paul Hall

Pre-College Opera Scenes

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:30am Paul Hall

Pre-College Youth Chorus

Esther Liu Harris, conductor

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Pre-College Symphony

Adam Glaser, conductor

FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No. 2

RAVEL Tzigane Rapsodie de concert for violin and orchestra (soloist to be announced)

LISZT Totentanz for piano and orchestra (soloist to be announced)

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 ("Scottish")

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12noon – 7pm, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

Chamber Music Marathon (Part 1)

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 4pm, Paul Hall

Pre-College String Ensemble

Nico Olarte-Hayes, conductor

CORIGLIANO Voyage for String Orchestra

MOZART Violin Concerto No 3 in G Major, K. 216 (soloist to be announced)

DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 6pm, Paul Hall

Pre-College High School Chorus

Patrick Romano, conductor

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 6pm, Room 309

Pre-College Percussion Ensemble

Pablo Rieppi, conductor

Performance of modern and classic percussion ensemble repertoire featuring Pre-College alumni and a world-premiere composition. 

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 4-7pm, Willson Theater

Pre-College Chamber Music

Chamber Music Marathon (Part 2)

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 1pm, Alice Tully Hall

Pre-College Chamber Music

Presented as part of Juilliard’s Wednesday at One series

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 7:30pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Centennial Event

Pre-College Orchestra

Xian Zhang, conductor

PENG-PENG GONG new work (commissioned by Juilliard)

MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”)

 

VENUES:

Paul Hall, 155 West 65th Street, 1st Floor

Morse Hall, 155 West 65th Street, street level

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

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

All events are free with the exception of the November 5 gala concert, the March 8 Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, and the May 25 Pre-College Orchestra concerts.

 

 

Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and conductor Adam Glaser
Juilliard Pre-College Commemorates Its Centennial With a Season-Long Celebration (photo by Michael DiVito)