Show 086 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Sunday, June 8, 2003

This week, in a very special program celebrating our country’s many outstanding youth orchestras, New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra joins us in Jordan Hall. The 95-member orchestra, under the direction of legendary conductor Benjamin Zander, performs the music of Rossini, Bartók, Ravel, and Elgar. The sections of the orchestra are also pitted against each other in a cutthroat round of Musical Jeopardy, and Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach explores the passionate world of youth orchestra romance.

Performers and Repertoire:

New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performs the "William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini

New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performs Concerto for Orchestra, 2nd mvt, "Play of Couples" by Béla Bartók

New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performs La Valse by Maurice Ravel

New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performs Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation Nine ("Nimrod") by Edward Elgar (closing of program)