JIJI TO PREMIERE LANDMARK ELECTRIC & CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERTO AT CARNEGIE HALL
Guitarist JIJI makes her Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium debut on December 2nd with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of light, beloved by First Music commission award winner Natalie Dietterich. Marking the 35th Anniversary of the NYYS First Music commissioning program, the piece is the first guitar concerto featuring both solo electric and classical guitar, written by a woman composer, to be performed in Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
JIJI, the First Prize Winner of the 2016 CAG Competition, joins Music Director Michael Repper for the opening of the 56th season of the NYYS. Mr. Repper says: “The New York Youth Symphony is a worldwide leader in the presentation of new music, having featured a world première on every concert for decades. It is my mission to build on that reputation by further diversifying our programming, which is why I am so ecstatic that we have commissioned Natalie Dietterich to write this guitar concerto, and that Jiji will be performing it. The students of the New York Youth Symphony are very excited to share this wonderful piece!”
The program also includes Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.
Don’t miss the concert: Sunday December 2, 2:00pm, Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage