May 19, 2012 / 1pm
Le Poisson Rouge / 158 Bleecker Street NYC


Youth Works

Inspiring the Next Generation

Brad Balliett, Composer / Youth Works Fellow

The Performers
Andrew Cyr, Conductor
Lance Suzuki, Flute
Carlos Cordeiro, Clarinet
Brad Balliett, Bassoon
Emma Sutton, Violin
Emily Smith, Viola
Ashley Bathgate, Cello
Hiro Matsuo, Cello
Genghis Barbie, Horn Quartet
Britton Matthews, Percussion
Luke Rinderknecht, Percussion

Affiliated Composers
Robinson McClellan, Composer
Matt Mclean, Composer


On the Program

Reciprocity Suite
Featuring students from Reciprocity: Corey Boykins, C.C. Moses ('Hollywood'), and Dane Schmid ('Stephen').

Music from ComposerCraft
Sofia Belimova: Nine Emotions (for flute and cello) 
Mai Brown: untitled (for violin and cello) 
Abe Gold: alphabet soup (for flute and bass clarinet) 
Kyrie McIntosh: The River: A Lullaby (for four french horns) 
Paris Lavidis: augmented second avenue (for chamber orchestra) 
Zachary Detrick: Selections from Chamber Symphony (for chamber orchestra)

Pieces from LREI
Izzy Rael: Opening Ceremony 
Daria Richman: Springtime 
Bella Reid: The Chronicles 
Julia N. Meltzer: Flight 
Lola Picayo: Entering Exit 9

TEAK Suite
Featuring students from TEAK: Larissa Nguyen, Quess Green, Shadman Khan, Amie Sillah, Kyler Murria Castro, Kiki Fraynette, Adrian Oxley, JC Pinales, Arianna Ruiz, and Zhamoyani McMillan.


About the Concert

Metropolis Ensemble recognizes that New York City's cultural organizations have the enormous potential to make a special contribution to quality of life and education of inner-city school children. Youth Works seeks to encourage creativity and self-expression through teaching of the art and craft of music composition to public school children in New York City.

Join us as we unite our three partners (The TEAK Fellowship, The Reciprocity Foundation, and Kaufman Center's ComposerCraft) and our affiliate partner, LREI's Young Composers and Improvisors Workshop, to present our inaugural Youth Works public concert, featuring student compositions as performed by Metropolis Ensemble musicians. 100% of ticket proceeds will benefit next season's Youth Works program and provide each student a CD/DVD of their composition.

Metropolis Ensemble's Youth Works program is sponsored by Con Edison. Major support for the Youth Works concert provided by (le) Poisson Rouge, with additional generous support from: Crosswicks Foundation, The Richard Salomon Family Foundation, NYCDCA, and NYSCA. WQXR's Q2 Music is a digital partner for the Youth Works concert, recording this performance for online archive.