Carnegie Hall has announced details of the second season of National Youth Orchestra 2, a three-week, intensive summer program for American instrumentalists ages 14 to 17 that aims to expand the pool of young musicians by attracting talented students from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. Following an intensive residency beginning July 1 at Purchase College, State University of New York, the 78 musicians of NYO2 will appear at Carnegie Hall on July 20 with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero leading works by Copland and Stravinsky in a side-by-side performance with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, plus guest vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding. The orchestra will also perform in Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall on July 18 in a concert featuring Falla’s “The Three-Cornered Hat” Suite No. 2, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to the pieces listed above. At Purchase, NYO2 musicians will work with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and faculty made up of principal players from professional orchestras. Workshops will explore entrepreneurship skills and communications strategies to design projects they can lead in their own communities. NYO2 is an extension of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the USA for musicians aged 16 to 19.
Posted April 13, 2017