Poster Francisco Nunez and the Young People's Chorus of NYC
Francisco Nunez and the Young People's Chorus of NYC
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Francisco J. Nunez

Francisco Nunez is the artistic director and founder of the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), an ensemble with a mission to provide children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with music education. Learn more about Francisco Nunez and the YPC on today's episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major: Movements 3 & 4
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Bach: Partita/Inventions
Nonesuch 79121

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City, NY

Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; Osmo Vanska, conductor
The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Paquito D'Rivera: Tembandumba
Paquito D'Rivera, narrator; Young People's Chorus of New York City; Francisco Nunez, artistic director and founder
Transient Glory III
Cantaloupe Music 21113

Rafael Bullumba Landestoy: Fantasia Dominicana Parts 1 and 2
Martin Soderberg, piano
Piano Music of Rafael Landestoy
Martin Soderberg NA

Hour 2

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14, in C-sharp minor, "Moonlight": Movement 1 Adagio sostenuto
Murray Perahia, piano
Immortal Beloved: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sony 66301

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Pedja Muzijevic, piano; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Joshua Roman, cello
The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Thomas Dorsey: Take my Hand, Precious Lord
Eliran Avni, piano; Hassan Anderson, oboe
UCCS Presents/Classical 88.7 KCME/Adventure Culture Fund, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 43: Movements 3 & 4
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

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