The Next Festival with Yvette Young and Curtis Stewart

Thursday | January 11 2024 | 7:30 pm


$15 senior and student tickets are available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.

From the searing drive of Yvette Young’s electric guitar to the genre-smashing virtuosity of Curtis Stewart’s violin, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists presents an evening highlighting works premiered in their 10th Anniversary Season. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Peter Askim, the orchestra is joined by 2023 Guest Artists Young (Covet) and Stewart (Artistic Director of American Composers Orchestra, PUBLIQuartet) in an evening celebrating the Festival’s trademark innovation and energy. 

Young’s 3 Pieces for Strings and Guitar, her first work for orchestra, combines her signature virtuosity and emotional vulnerability with her childhood background as a classical musician. 

Stewart’s uniquely personal re-imagining of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s 24 Negro Melodies recomposes works derived from Coleridge-Taylor’s settings of African diasporic folk music. Using performance practices of the Blues to reflect on the legacy of the American Slave, Stewart traces a lineage through to present-day America.

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists
Peter Askim, Artistic Director/Conductor
Yvette Young, Electric Guitar
Curtis Stewart, Violin

YVETTE YOUNG  –  3 Pieces for Strings and Guitar
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR/STEWART  –  Selections from 24 Negro Melodies
Other selections announced from the stage

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