May 19, 2013 / 1pm
LREI: Little Red School House
Elisabeth Irwin High School / 40 Charlton Street NYC

Youth Works

Inspiring the Next Generation


Brad Balliett, Youth Works Director
Elliot Cole, Composer
Caroline Shaw, Youth Works Fellow


Andrew Cyr, conductor
Lance Suzuki, flute
Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Paul Murphy, trumpet
Wei-Ping Chou, horn
Sebastian Vera, trombone
Britton Matthews, percussion
Stani Dimitrova, violin
Saeunn Thorsteindottir, cello
Tony Flynt, bass


Robinson McClellan, Composer
Matt Mclean, Composer

On the Program

ComposerCraft: Variations on a Theme by Brad Balliet
Paris Lavidis - MadiSonatina
Daniel Ma - Orchestra #1 Variations
Alice Volfson - Canopy Dance: Six Movements
Kyrie McIntosh - Afterthoughts
Zachary Detrick - f(x) = x2 + 10x -4: Variations on a Theme by Brad Balliett

Pieces from LREI YCIW
Miles Dorsey: The Mountain Side 
Caleb Siltler: Irish Etdue 
Onaje Grant: Curiosity In the Forest 
Kate Olsen: Martha's Vineyard 
Daniela Pierro: Mango Rag 

Where I'm From - Suite 1
Words and music design by the students of 'Human Rights Through Art' at the TEAK Fellowship, realized and orchestrated by Brad Balliett. Featuring: Sarah Coraizaca, Arturo Hernandez, Erick Miron, Shahid Dar, Kashif Stanbury, and Michael Bamah.

ComposerCraft: Variations on a Theme by Brad Balliet
Sofia Belimova - Yellow Field: Variations on a Theme by Brad Balliett
Mai Brown - Untitled Variations
Griffin.Tier.Dunaif. - var=ation
Abe Gold - Metropolis Ensemble Theme and Variations
Luke Poeppel - Variations

Where I'm From - Suite 2
Words and music design by the students of 'Human Rights Through Art' at the TEAK Fellowship, realized and orchestrated by Brad Balliett, Elliot Cole, Doug Balliett, and Caroline Shaw. Featuring: Isabel Marie Reyes, Angel Iparraguirre, Ciara Donovan, Lauribeth Diaz, Raveeno Douglas, Osayuwamen Ede-Osifo, and Lloyd Williams.

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.

This year's Youth Works program brings together the products of months of work from a variety of students. We are thrilled to be premiering new pieces by the talented composers of ComposerCraft run by Robinson McClellan. We returned to the TEAK Fellowship Foundation's 'Human Rights Through Art' course for a 6-week residency to help students compose music to accompany original poetry; this music was subsequently arranged and orchestrated by several composers including Brad Balliett, Elliot Cole, and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. Finally, we are thrilled to have premiered almost 100 new pieces by students at LREI; all in all, a very busy and productive year for the Youth Works program!

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.