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December 3: Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy, conductor

The Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy, conductor, performs Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, Wagner: Elsa’s Procession from Lohengrin, Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, and Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite.

The Colburn Youth Orchestra is a full orchestra whose members, ranging from 13 to 18 years of age, are selected through competitive auditions. The orchestra performs standard symphonic literature, as well as newly commissioned works and special arrangements. Past performances have featured both outstanding student and faculty soloists. A highlight of the group’s concert seasons is their annual participation in the School’s Collaboration Concert. This performance brings together the Colburn Youth Orchestra, Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Colburn Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, and ballet and modern dance students for an evening of collaborative pieces all on one stage. The orchestra is also a regular guest on Sundays Live.