With Conductor David Robertson and the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra
Showcasing Students and Alumni of the Pre-College Program
Evening Begins With a 7pm Performance in Alice Tully Hall Followed by Dinner on the David H. Koch Theater Grand Promenade
NEW YORK –– Juilliard Pre-College, under the direction of Weston Sprott, dean of Juilliard’s Preparatory Division, and Pre-College Artistic Director Yoheved Kaplinsky, announces the Juilliard Fall Benefit: A Pre-College Celebration on Monday, November 4, 2019. Following the success of the Pre-College Centennial Gala last fall, Juilliard celebrates the second century of its preparatory education program.
“Juilliard’s Pre-College has been the source of a stellar array of classical musicians for over a century,” Juilliard President Damian Woetzel said. “This year as we celebrate Pre-College at our fall benefit, we will proudly feature our young students performing side-by-side with a selection of the school’s renowned alumni, highlighting our developing artists and sharing the extraordinary range of paths that form our creative legacy.”
The evening begins at 7pm with a performance in Alice Tully Hall, led by David Robertson, director of orchestral conducting for the College Division. It features the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, the Pre-College High School Chorus, and the Music Advancement Program Chorus and will showcase the extraordinary students and alumni of the Pre-College Program. The repertoire includes works by Copland, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.
Guest artists to be featured during the evening include Pre-College alumni representing a range of creative possibility: Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer and pianist Nicholas Britell (Succession); flutist and Eighth Blackbird (the Grammy-winning chamber ensemble) co-artistic director Nathalie Joachim, who's also a vocalist and composer; and Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang, the silver medalist in the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Following the performance, dinner will take place on the David H. Koch Theater Grand Promenade. Mercedes T. Bass is chairman of the fall benefit with Suzie and Bruce Kovner and Katherine Farley and Jerry I. Speyer serving as honorary co-chairs.
Benefit tickets, which start at $500 for Young Patrons, can be purchased by contacting (212) 799-5000, ext. 329, or [email protected] or visiting giving.juilliard.edu/fallbenefit. Concert-only tickets at $50 are available at juilliard.edu/calendar. Proceeds from the evening will support Juilliard’s Pre-College Division, including student scholarships.
A complete listing of Juilliard Pre-College events is available at juilliard.edu/calendar.
About Juilliard’s Preparatory Division, led by Dean Weston Sprott
The cornerstones of Juilliard’s Preparatory Division are two Saturday music programs, Juilliard Pre-College and the Music Advancement Program.
One of the foremost music preparatory programs in the world, Juilliard Pre-College, which celebrated it centennial last season, offers a comprehensive conservatory-style music program for students ages 8 to 18 who exhibit the talent, potential, and ambition to pursue music study at the college level. 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 Pre-College, which is led by Artistic Director Yoheved Kaplinsky.
Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program (MAP) is an instrumental instruction program for students from New York City’s five boroughs and the tristate area who exhibit great musical potential. The program actively seeks students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical music field and is committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Through a comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships, MAP students gain the necessary skills to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Approximately 70 students are enrolled in MAP, which is led by Artistic Director Anthony McGill and is generously supported through an endowed gift in memory of Carl K. Heyman.
About The Juilliard School
Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. Juilliard’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.
Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama (acting and playwriting), and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 40 states and 41 countries are enrolled at Juilliard, where they appear in more than 700 annual performances in the school’s five theaters; at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen halls and at Carnegie Hall; as well as other venues around New York City, the country, and the world. Beyond its New York campus, Juilliard is defining new directions in global performing arts education for a range of learners and enthusiasts through The Tianjin Juilliard School and K-12 educational curricula.
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Monday, November 4, 2019, 7pm, Alice Tully Hall
Juilliard Fall Benefit: A Pre-College Celebration
Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Showcasing the extraordinary students and alumni of the Juilliard Pre-College Program
Featuring a range of selections, including works by Copland, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky
Benefit tickets, which start at $500 for Young Patrons, can be purchased by contacting (212) 799-5000, ext. 329, or [email protected] or visiting giving.juilliard.edu/fallbenefit. Concert-only tickets at $50 are available at juilliard.edu/calendar.