Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Gateway Orchestra New World Initiative Concert offered free to the public in New York City

 


Violinist Yezu Elizabeth Woo

 

New York, NY, October 19, 2016 - The Gateway Orchestra will perform Dvorak’s New World Symphony on October 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church of Harlem 204 West 134th Street in New York City. This performance is being offered free to the public as part of Gateway Classical Music Society’s Ambassadors for Masterworks outreach to diverse and under-served neighborhoods.

 

Information and tickets to other Gateway Orchestra performances may be obtained via website at www.gatewayclassical.org  No reservations or tickets are necessary for the October 30 concert at St. Philip's Church in New York City. 

 

The Gateway Orchestra, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Ida Angland, is a participant in the New World Initiative in celebration of the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary.   In recognition of the Philharmonic’s important contribution to the world for having commissioned and premiered Dvorak’s New World Symphony in the late 1800s during Dvorak’s stay in America, the Gateway Orchestra will program the symphony this year through May of 2017 in support of a goal of the Initiative to have “as many interpretations of the work reach as many ears as possible.”  Dvorak created the symphony, which has become an enduring masterpiece in the classical music repertoire, from African American and Native American music.  Also on the program will be the Brahms Violin Concerto with award winning violin soloist Yezu Elizabeth Woo.  The popular song, "Don’t Cry for Me Argentina" from the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Evita, was inspired by the third movement of the concerto. Beginning the program will be the Overture to Egmont.  In the music for Egmont, Beethoven expressed the sacrifice of a man condemned to death for having taken a valiant stand against oppression. In 1956, the overture became an unofficial anthem of the Hungarian revolution.  The Gateway Orchestra invites you to enter with us into the beautiful and powerful refuge that great music brings to all who gather to listen. 
 
The Gateway Orchestra comprises outstanding musicians from the Tri-State area. Some players are former members of renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic. Others are young, professional freelance musicians, many of whom perform in the U.S. and abroad with renowned chamber ensembles and various other professional orchestras. The Gateway Orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras.
 
Ida Angland is the Artistic Director for Gateway Classical Music Society and the Music Director and Conductor of the Gateway Orchestra.  Prior and concurrent to her involvement with Gateway, Ms Angland assistant-conducted with the New York Grand Opera for seven years for numerous operas and concerts in Central Park and Carnegie Hall. The Greenwich Time featured a front page article about Ida Angland on June 9, 2014 entitled Leading lady conductor makes her mark in field dominated by men.  Ms Angland has been characterized as having “inner genius,” “flair,” “idealism,” and “grit.” Gateway’s Great Works of Art performances have been described as “fantastic,” “thrilling,” “compelling,” “a revelation,” “unforgettable,” and “amazing.” (Brooklyn Eagle, Italian Voice, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, Italian Citizen and other regional publications). 
 
Yezu (Elizabeth) Woo, Violinist, has performed as a recitalist and soloist in major concert halls and with orchestras worldwide including the North Czech Philharmonic, Slowakishe Radio Symphonie Orchester, Bulgaria Symphony, Romanian National Constanza Orchestra, Venezuela Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic, Bozeman Symphony and the Pyongyang Symphony of North Korea, as well as the Sungnam, KBS, Jeju, Mostly Philharmonic and Gangwon Province's Orchestras of South Korea.  She debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2004 as the youngest performer to have performed all of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin.  She has performed outside the realm of classical music with the KBS Korean Traditional Orchestra that presents a fusion of Korean traditional music and classical music. Born in Freiburg, Germany, Ms. Woo returned to Korea as an infant; and, at the age of 10, she moved to the U.S. where she later studied with Albert Markov at the Manhattan School of Music and with Catherine Cho at The Jui lliard School.  The 2015 Gateway Orchestra Tri-State Tour featured Ms Woo in the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1.

 

 

 

See Related Events:

Gateway Orchestra features Dvorak New World Symphony in regional New World Initiative concerts, New York, NY

Gateway Orchestra New World Initiative Concert in Greenwich, Connecticut

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Ida Angland

Email: gcms@optonline.net

Phone: (917) 817-2620

 

Gateway Classical Music Society

Riverside, Connecticut

Web: www.gatewayclassical.org

 

 

 Calendar Listing

 

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Gateway Orchestra New World Initiative Concert will feature the Dvorak New World Symphony

Event Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016

Event Time: 6:30 p.m.

Event Location: St.philip's Church Of Harlem, 204 West 134th Street, New York, NY

Admission: Free

Web: www.gatewayclassical.org

Contact: Ida Angland, gcms@optonline.net, (917) 817-2620

Description: The Gateway Orchestra will perform Dvorak’s New World Symphony on October 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church of Harlem 204 West 134th Street in New York City. This performance is being offered free to the public as part of Gateway Classical Music Society’s Ambassadors for Masterworks outreach to diverse and under-served neighborhoods.   Information and tickets to other Gateway Orchestra performances may be obtained via website at www.gatewayclassical.org  No reservations or tickets are necessary for the October 30 concert at St. Philip's Church in New York City.    The Gateway Orchestra, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Ida Angland, is a participant in the New World Initiative in celebration of the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary.

 

 


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