Leonard Bernstein welcomes the audience to the annual concert of talented youth. Performers range in age from 14 to 24. Heidi Lehwalder is a young harpist from Seattle who will play the first movement from a concerto composed by George Frideric Handel.
Lehwalder plays the harp solo from the concerto by Handel. Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic.
Lehwalder joins Amos Eisenberg and Weldon Berry, Jr. in the composition by Maurice Ravel. All the assistant conductors are from foreign countries. Claudio Abbado conducts the New York Philharmonic.
Shulamit Ran plays the piano in her own composition. Teachers include Nadia Reisenberg and Norman Dello Joio. Pedro Calderon conducts the New York Philharmonic.
The solo in this Béla Bartok composition is traditionally played on a violin. Stephen Kates performs it on a cello. Zdenek Kosier conducts the New York Philharmonic.
Kates returns to the stage to perform the solo introduction on the cello. Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in Gioachino Rossini's composition.
Credits: Young Performers Vol. 5
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In this annual presentation of young talent, Heidi Lehwalder, harpist, plays Handel's Concerto in B-flat with Bernstein conducting. She then joins Weldon Berry (clarinet) and Amos Eisenberg (flute) for Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with Claudio Abbado conducting. Shulamit Ran plays piano in a composition of her own with Pedro Valderon conducting. Stephen Kates (cello) plays a Bartók composition with Zdenek Kosler conducting and solos during Rossini's William Tell Overture with Bernstein conducting.
Length: 54 minutes
Copyright date: ©1963
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