Thursday, April 25, 2019 Works of Jordan Millar & Jessie Montgomery April 30, Noon, NYC

Jordan Millar & Jessie Montgomery

by Sarah Hookey

Apr. 23, 2019

The New World Symphony presents the world premiere of The Abandoned Castle, a work for string quartet composed by 12-year-old Jordan Millar, a member of the New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composer (VYC) program. Ms. Millar composed The Abandoned Castle working with Philharmonic Teaching Artist Justin Jay Hines, and she connected with Fellows of the New World Symphony (NWS) via the internet in the development and workshopping of the piece. The performance of Ms. Millar's work is preceded by a short interview and followed by a Q&A session. All three components are streamed via Facebook Live on the New World Symphony's Facebook page:

Also featured on the program is Strum, a work by New York-based violinist, composer, and music educator Jessie Montgomery. Since 1999, Ms. Montgomery has been affiliated with The Sphinx Organization, which supports the accomplishments of young African-American and Latinx string players and recently partnered with NWS and the League of American Orchestras to create the National Alliance for Audition Support, a national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras.

The New World Symphony's "Collective Quartet" will perform these and other works during the hour long program...


The event will take place on Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and will be located at Yamaha Artist Services on Fifth Avenue.

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