Carnegie Hall has announced the 78 musicians aged 14 to 17 who will participate in the inaugural National Youth Orchestra 2, a two-week, intensive program for American instrumentalists from June 18 to July 2. NYO2 was established with a special focus on attracting musicians from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. A complete list of the musicians—from 27 U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico—can be found here. Giancarlo Guerrero, music director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, will lead NYO2 in a training residency at Purchase College in upstate New York, where musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra will serve as faculty. The program will culminate with a side-by-side concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall on July 2. NYO2 is an extension of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, a program for musicians aged 16 to 19 that was launched in 2013 by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Both programs are free for participants.
Posted April 28, 2016