Carnegie Hall announces this year’s NYO-USA participants, plus Asia tour details

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Carnegie Hall has selected 106 musicians ages 16 to 19 for the sixth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. The musicians come from 28 U.S. states plus Puerto Rico following a competitive audition process. This summer’s orchestra will feature 36 musicians who previously played with NYO-USA, as well as eighteen who gained experience through NYO2, a program for younger players ages 14 to 17, with a particular focus on attracting talented students from communities underserved by, and underrepresented in, the classical orchestral field. NYO-USA and NYO2 are free for all participants. In July 2018, NYO-USA musicians will tour Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Daejeon. Michael Tilson Thomas will lead the NYO-USA in Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and a new work by Ted Hearne. Musicians will participate in an intensive three-week training residency in New York and perform a chamber concert at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, New York. They will perform at Carnegie Hall on July 19 in a concert that will be broadcast live and digitally on WQXR. Click here for more information, including names, instruments, and hometowns of NYO-USA for 2018.

Posted March 19, 2018