The Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Eshkanazy, director, performs Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, Opus 75 (Elena Mateo-Sáez, soloist), and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5.
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.