GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE: "An Album of Unity" - The New York Youth Symphony's Music Director Introduces His Ensemble's New Recording
Congrats to New York Youth Symphony, Michelle Cann, and Michael Repper for debuting at #2 on the Billboard Charts, week of April 23, 2022! Have you heard the album yet? Premiere recordings of works by Florence Price, Valerie Coleman, and Jessie Montgomery -- check it out!
Michael Repper, New York Youth Symphony, and AVIE Records announce the release on April 8, 2022 of an album of music by Florence Price, Valerie Coleman, and Jessie Montgomery, featuring Michelle Cann, pianist! Follow news of the release on AVIE records and buy the disk!
PRICE: Ethiopia's Shadow in America (Debut Recording by an American Orchestra)
COLEMAN: Umoja (Debut Recording)
PRICE: Piano Concerto in One Movement, Original Orchestration (Debut Orchestral Recording)
MONTGOMERY: Soul Force (Debut Recording)
Michael returns to Carnegie Hall on March 13, 2022 with performances of works by Jon Cziner (World Premiere, NYYS Commission of Ruach: And Other Delights), Samuel Barber (Violin Concerto, featuring Grace Park), and William Grant Still (Symphony no. 1).
Michael Repper makes his debut with the Colorado Symphony in the week of January 23, 2022, conducting works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich. On January 29, Michael continues with the Colorado Symphony in a pops concert featuring Tony Desare and Capathia Jenkins, and music by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and more!
Michael concludes a week as an invited guest of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, as a Finalist for Music Director. Watch the Stream of the performance, featuring works by Haydn, Tower, and Gershwin (Repper conducts Rhapsody in Blue from the piano).