Side-By-Side Concert

Town Hall Master Class and Side-by-Side Concert

Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 PM Eastern

Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, is proud to present the annual Town Hall Master Class and Side-by-Side Concert—an extraordinary opportunity for young instrumentalists (grades 7-12) to work with Michael Tilson Thomas and perform alongside NWS Fellows.

In the first half of the program, MTT gives a master class working with two soloists, South Florida high school student Charles Comiter performing his own arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue on marimba, and Daniel Bermúdez Tamayo, a student clarinetist of NWS' partner organization the Academia Filarmónica de Medellín (AFMED), performing Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet & Piano. Additionally, young musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (Atlanta, GA) will connect for a long-distance workshop with MTT via Internet2 and the LOLA application—special software designed for collaborative performance over networks in real time, showcasing the musical exchange that can take place over hundreds of miles. The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra will be hosted by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, a unit of the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, and jointly funded by the Office of the Provost and the Colleges of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.

The second half of the program features the beloved Side-by-Side concert, where young musicians from South Florida perform alongside NWS Fellows, AFMED students, and students from the Metropolitan Youth Symphony (Portland, OR). Enjoy works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and others in this celebratory educational event.

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Tchaikovsky: Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 4
Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlésienne

Program Notes are available here:

This concert is sponsored in part by:


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