Carnegie Hall has announced the names of the 116 young musicians selected for the fifth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The members of the 2017 orchestra—ages 16-19, hailing from 33 states—were chosen following a comprehensive and highly competitive audition process. This summer’s NYO-USA will feature 28 returning musicians and 10 musicians who participated last season in NYO2, a program for players ages 14-17, with a focus on students from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the orchestral field. NYO-USA and NYO2 are free for participants. Following a three-week training residency at Purchase College, State University of New York, with faculty of principal players from top professional orchestras, the teenagers will embark on a Latin American tour that includes concerts and residencies in Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. Conductor Marin Alsop will lead a program that features the world premiere of a Carnegie Hall-commissioned work by Gabriela Lena Frank. The orchestra’s program also includes John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. NYO-USA will also perform this summer at on NPR’s From the Top and at Carnegie Hall. Visit carnegiehall.org/nyousa to learn more.
Posted March 10, 2017