For many months, the Carnegie Hall staff has been planning, organizing, scheduling, and
preparing for the inaugural tour of the National
Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Here’s a
look at a few of the things that go into an international youth orchestra tour.
1. 360 pages of music sent2. 63.5 hours of scheduled rehearsal time (7,620 collective hours!)3. 320 photos of string instruments to present at Russian customs4. 109 articles written about NYO-USA musicians5. 153 visa applications6. 10,764 individual meals to plan7. 2,268 e-mails to read8. 988 wardrobe measurements taken9. 447 plane tickets for humans and 42 plane tickets for instruments10. 11 pieces of NYO-USA swag