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Young People’s Concert: The Future Is Innovation

Feb 8
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Let’s investigate the impact of experimental and innovative compositions throughout history. What impact did they have on audiences, the orchestra, and future generations of composers? And how do today’s composers continue to innovate and find their own, unique musical voices?
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Location

Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

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Artists

Jerry Hou Conductor / Co-Host

Born in Taiwan and raised in a small town in Arkansas, Taiwanese American conductor Jerry Hou had a late start in music. He began playing trombone in his middle school band, and went on to work professionally in American and European orchestras before injury ended his playing career. After pivoting to conducting, studying with Jorma Panula in Finland, Hou is now recognized for his dynamic presence, insightful interpretations, musical versatility, and commanding technique on the podium. Known for his flexibility in many styles and genres, Hou has conducted repertoire ranging from Classical to contemporary, and has collaborated with composers such as Kevin Puts, Anthony Davis, Steve Reich, Andrew Norman, Melinda Wagner, John Harbison, George Lewis, Bernard Rands, Unsuk Chin, György Kurtag, and Helmut Lachenmann.

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SPECIAL THANKS

Lead support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by Evalyn E. and Stephen E. Milman.

Major support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by The Brodsky Family Foundation.