National Youth Orchestra of the U.S. to appear at BBC Proms

Posted on: April 19, 2013

Thursday (4/18) on the New York Times blog ArtsBeat, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “The maiden tour by a new youth orchestra established by Carnegie Hall will include an appearance at the BBC Proms concerts, Carnegie said on Thursday. The Proms engagement is a sign of the hall’s influence and the weight it is throwing behind the venture. The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will convene for two weeks of rehearsals at Purchase College in Purchase, N.Y., and go on to perform in July under the conductor Valery Gergiev at the college; the Kennedy Center in Washington; Moscow; St. Petersburg; and finally at the Proms in London, a prestigious concert series, on July 21. The orchestra is made up of 120 players between the ages of 16 and 19 from across the country.”

Posted April 19, 2013