The concert in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein is part of an extensive tour of guest performances across Europe. Next to Vienna, the Californians will also visit other important European concert halls such as the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and Berliner Philharmonie.
Together with Nicola Benedetti, a young Scottish violinist and expert on the romantic repertoire, concert listeners will enjoy P.I. Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and Gustav Mahler's first symphony which will be conducted by Christian Reif.
The concert's intergenerational program could not match the occasion better as it was already in his twenties that Mahler wrote his first symphony, a narrative of life with all its dizzying heights and booming depths.
The young musicians of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra are between 14 and 22 years old and are predominantly from the San Francisco Bay Area. They are supervised by orchestra musicians of the San Francisco Symphony (Music Director: Michael Tilson Thomas). Additionally, they are given the opportunity to work and network with world-class musicians including Sir Simon Rattle, Yo-Yo Ma, Valery Gergiev, Herbert Blomstedt, Yuja Wang, Yehudi Menuhin and Joshua Bell.
Graduates of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra play in world-class US and European orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Boston Symphony, or the New York Philharmonic.
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Programm аnd tickets available on the Musikverein website: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra - July 2, 2019