New York Youth Symphony bound for Argentina in first-ever international tour

Posted on: June 22, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony will travel to Argentina later this month under Music Director Joshua D. Gersen, undertaking the first international tour in its 52-year history. It will perform at three Buenos Aires venues on June 30, July 1, and July 3. Violinist Elena Urioste, who made her NYYS debut on May 24 of this year in the Beethoven Violin Concerto, will appear June 30 and July 3 as soloist in that work. Tour repertoire also includes Molly Joyce’s Fresh—an NYYS commission that the orchestra premiered May 24 at Carnegie Hall—and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. In addition to the public concerts, NYYS students will rehearse and perform side-by-side in a school setting with two ensembles from El Proyecto Orquestas Infantiles y Juveniles de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Of the NYYS’s 112 musicians, who range from 12 to 22 in age, 51 will go to Argentina. The orchestra provided more than $60,000 in scholarships, about half raised in a Kickstarter campaign, to students requesting financial aid for the tour. All concert and travel arrangements have been made by Classical Movements, Inc.

Posted June 22, 2015