On Friday, September 28 and Tuesday October 30 at 7:30 p.m., the Mannes Orchestra will present its fall 2012 programs in an exciting new downtown location, the Centennial Memorial Temple at the Salvation Army Headquarters located at 120 West 14th Street.
David Hayes, who is acclaimed for his command of music across classical genres, will conduct the orchestra, praised by the New York Times for its “youthful exuberance.” In addition to his role as conductor of the Mannes Orchestra and professor of professional practice at Mannes College The New School for Music, Mr. Hayes is also the staff conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Philadelphia Singers.
The September 28th program will include Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin, an act from the early 20th century pantomime ballet Trauer-Symphonie by Haydn, and Herrmann’s North by Northwest Suite. On October 30th the orchestra will perform The Firebird by Stravinsky and Ravel’s Daphnis et Cholé Suite No. 2.
These two free concerts are just a small sampling of the events presented by Mannes every semester. For more information visit their website.