Young Euro Classic 2022: National Youth Orchestra of the USA, Daniel Harding, Alisa Weilerstein
In 2019, the National Youth Orchestra of the USA made its debut at Young Euro Classic under Antonio Pappano’s baton, leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind that it is quickly rising to the ranks of the world’s leading youth orchestras. This summer, the young musicians from all over the USA, from Alaska to California, Texas and New York, return to Berlin to open the festival – and once again, their motto is “Think Big!” Mahler’s expansive and stirring Fifth Symphony, with the famous Adagietto at its heart, is a wonderful way of showing off a full range of orchestral qualities. Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto also delves deep into emotions – the brilliant American cellist Alisa Weilerstein takes centre stage in this riveting work.
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E-minor Op. 85, Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor