Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538 (Get Directions)
Kathleen Beckmann, Conductor
Marka Young, Violinist and NDSO concertmaster
NEXUS Percussion Ensemble
About the program
The night will sizzle with two Latin inspired pieces. First, Four Seasons from Buenos Aires by Piazzolla featuring soloist Marka Young, violinist and NDSO concertmaster. Second, the "exotic" instruments of the NEXUS percussion ensemble will join NDSO for The Carmen Ballet written for string orchestra and forty-seven percussion instruments.
Program subject to change.
Marka young, violinist and ndso concertmaster
Marka Young, an exciting, communicative performer, is an accomplished violinist with a beautiful tone and strong musical line. After her New York solo recital debut at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, The New York Concert Review wrote that Ms. Young played “…with a broad, majestic interpretation and a full-bodied sound.” Ms. Young performs a wide variety of programs and is experienced as solo performer on modern, classical and baroque violin. She has been heard in the United States, Canada and in Belgium, Germany and the U.K.
Ms. Young was an Artist in Residence at Banff and has performed as a soloist for the Bach Aria Festival, Blossom Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival and the Storm King New Music Festival. Ms. Young is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, violinist with the Rebel Baroque Orchestra and The American Classical Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. She has recently branched out into playing popular music, as the violinist for the folk roots band The Trapps, and as the Concertmaster of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic for Natalie Merchant’s concert at Bethel Woods in July 2013.
As a member of the Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Ms. Young has played for NPR’s “Performance Today” and for a multi-year series of acclaimed performances broadcast on WQXR. The Rebel Baroque Orchestra has recorded numerous works with the Trinity Wall Street Choir, including Handel’s Messiah and all of the Haydn Masses in an 8-CD box set, released September 2009.
Ms. Young holds the DMA and MM of music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her violin teachers were Joyce Robbins, Dorothy Delay and Camilla Wicks and she has performed in master classes for Joseph Gingold, Sergiu Luca and Enrico Gatti.
She teaches in New Paltz and Poughkeepsie, NY.
NEXUS Percussion Ensemble
NEXUS Percussion Ensemble “NEXUS is widely recognized as one of the most influential percussion ensembles to have emerged in the post-war period” (2006 doctoral dissertation U of Hong Kong.) New York Times has called NEXUS “the high priests of the percussion world” and Steve Reich says, “probably the most acclaimed percussion group on earth.” NEXUS is in the Percussion Hall of Fame (along with Ringo Starr) and tours extensively. The group has participated in 60 international festivals, 4 times at the Kennedy Center, twice at the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall), 5 times in Carnegie Hall. The group is made up of four master percussionists internationally revered for virtuosity, innovation and extraordinary music out of the broadest array of percussion instruments imaginable. Their original compositions and arrangements, high-end commissions from Pulitzer prize-winners Steve Reich and Ellen Taafe Zwillich, Grammy-winner Libby Larsen, and Japanese master Toru Takemitsu, and famed collaborations with the likes of Canadian Brass, Kronos Quartet, and Richard Stoltzman, have created repertoire ranging from novelty ragtime and haunting African rhythms through award-winning improvised film music and ground-breaking compositions. NEXUS delivers a stunningly virtuosic spectacle of sound and rhythm. www.nexuspercussion.com
make a night of it - Reserved seating
Relax and enjoy your dinner, knowing that you have one of the best seats in the house. When you purchase the "Make a Night of It" reserved seating, you choose the performance seating of your choice and receive guaranteed dinner seating at the Culinary Institute of America's Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici. Reserved seating is limited, and will sell out quickly.
$45.00 per person
This special package is limited and does not include the $39 pre-concert dining experience fee. It is guaranteed reserved seating only.