On Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m., Ena Shin will lead the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, Schumann’s Piano Concerto, and Milhaud’s ‘Le Boeuf sur le toit’ (a fun piece inflected with Brazilian dance rhythms). The concert will take place at Symphony Space (Broadway and West 95th Street). Tickets for students, seniors, and Symphony Space members are $18; other tickets are $25 from the Symphony Space box office but $18 from orchestra members. Orchestra member Takemi Ueno is willing to get discounted tickets for AABANY members, but she can only get them at rehearsals (on Apr. 14 and 15). If interested, please e-mail Simone Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony #8 in F Major
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor
Darius Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit (The Ox on the Roof)
Ena Shin, Guest Conductor
Sean Kennard, Piano Soloist
Assistant conductor of the Hartt Orchestra for the past two years, Ena Shin has also conducted the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Illini Symphony, and the American Modern Ensemble, among others. Ms. Shin has developed and led innovative educational programs for children and adults and has taught at Hood College and the United Nations International School. Dedicated to performing music of living composers, Ms. Shin has conducted works by Arvo Pärt, Kenji Bunch, and Steve Reich. Ms. Shin holds degrees in conducting, performance, and music education from Peabody Conservatory, University of Illinois, Columbia University Teachers College, and additional graduate conducting studies at the Hartt School.
Winner of top prizes in major international competitions including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium, the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan, and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Sean Kennard has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Japan, Belgium, Germany, Chile and the US. The Washington Post wrote of his “powerful and involved music making,” the American Record Guide wrote that he “…boasts a huge, romantic sound and a bold melodic vision,” and Fanfare Magazine wrote that “his playing is full of life and sparkle.” Kennard is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School and is currently a student of Richard Goode.
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
General Admission: $25
Seniors and Students: $18
Children (under 15): $15