Performing with The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

Contact: Cheryl Jukes

November 27, 2012 – N. Bethesda, MD – Two renowned concertmasters from two great neighboring orchestras meet on stage for the first time on: Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Jonathan Carney and National Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Nurit Bar-Josef, will take the stage together for an unprecedented duet, performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major for Violin, Viola and Orchestra with Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Philharmonic, conducted by Kristofer Sanz.

About the Performances
Massenet – Meditation from Thais
Britten – Simple Symphony
David Diamonds – 1st movement from Rounds

Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major for Violin Viola & Orchestra, K. 364
Mahler – “Totenfeier” from Symphony No. 2
Tan Dun – Internet Symphony, No. 1 “Eroica”

About Jonathan Carney
Hailed as one of the great Concertmasters of his generation, Jonathan Carney begins his eleventh season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after 12 seasons in the same position with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in New Jersey, Mr. Carney hails from a musical family with all six members having graduated from The Juilliard School. After completing his studies with Ivan Galamian and Christine Dethier, he was awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship to continue his studies in London at the Royal College of Music.
Mr. Carney is passionate about music education and serves as Artistic Director for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras.

About Nurit Bar-Josef
Nurit Bar-Josef was appointed Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra in 2001 (then the youngest such appointee to a major U.S. orchestra) by Maestro Leonard Slatkin. She was previously Assistant Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops from 1998-2001 and Assistant Principal Second Violin of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1997-1998.

About Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO)
The Music Center at Strathmore is now home to the region’s top young orchestral musicians, all members of MCYO, now celebrating it’s 67th season! Comprised of almost 500 musicians in 6 orchestras, MCYO’s mission is to “nurture and develop young talented musicians and enrich the community with a quality orchestral experience.”

More information can be found on our web site. Tickets for this performance are $15 and up and can be purchased online or by calling (301) 581-5100.