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NYU Orchestras Open 2019-2020 Season

Orchestra performing

The NYU Orchestras open their 2019-2020 season with back-to-back performances of iconic classical repertoire in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. Both evenings will be led by acclaimed conductor and musician Ted Sperling. The performances are free and open to the public.

The NYU Symphony will perform Thursday, September 26, with a program of Alexander Borodin's Overture to Prince Igor and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, closing with John Williams' Main Title from Star Wars. The following evening, Friday, September 27, the NYU Chamber Orchestra will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute, Johann Sebastian Bach's Piano Concerto No. 4, and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 2.

In Friday evening’s performance, Sperling will lead both from the podium and from behind the grand piano as the featured soloist. A Tony Award winner for his orchestrations of The Light in the Piazza, Sperling is known for his work across many genres, including opera, oratorio, musical theatre, symphony, and pops. He is the Artistic Director of MasterVoices and was Music Director of the recent Broadway production of My Fair Lady.

The programs and information above replace what was previously announced for these dates.

Both concerts will begin at 8 p.m., no registration required. Frederick Loewe Theatre is located at 35 W. 4th Street, between Green Street and Washington Square East. For more information about this and future NYU Orchestra concerts, email