Spoleto Festival USA 2014: Orchestra Highlights

cl-spoleto-2014-orchestra-featureThe Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is hand-picked each year to include some of the finest young orchestra musicians across the country. This edition of Carolina Live features highlights from two of the orchestra’s concerts during the 2014 festival. Charleston area native Joseph Young conducts masterworks by two 20th century composers, while the festival’s director of orchestral activities leads the ensemble in one of Beethoven’s most popular symphonies.

 

 

Listen to program:

Interview Clip: Interview with conductor Joseph Young addressing his debut at the Spoleto Festival USA.
 
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joseph Young, conductor
 
Interview Clip: Interview with conductor Joseph Young addressing the Concerto for Orchestra by Bela Bartok.
 
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joseph Young, conductor
 
Interview: Interview with John Kennedy, Director of Orchestral Activities for Spoleto Fest USA addressing the selection process for members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.
 
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
John Kennedy, conductor
 
MILHAUD: The Bull on the Roof
Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor