Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong makes his New York Philharmonic debut with a program of 20th Century and Contemporary American composers from Bernstein, Ives and Copland to Higdon, Lena Frank, Bates and Montgomery. This concert is part of the Philharmonic’s legendary Young People’s Concert series famously championed by Leonard Bernstein. The concert is on Saturday, November 9 at 2pm at David Geffen Hall.

Lecce-Chong is the Music Director of two orchestras, the Eugene Symphony in Oregon and the Santa Rosa Symphony, performing at the Green Music Center in Northern California. The press has described him as a “fast rising talent in the music world” with “the real gift” and recognized his dynamic performances, fresh programming, deep commitment to commissioning and performing new music as well as to community outreach.

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