Take a look at Chris Lee's incredible photos from the second week of NYO-USA at Purchase College, SUNY.
Excitement mounted in the second week of the NYO-USA residency as the orchestra began its final preparations for their international tour. Maestro Valery Gergiev and violinist Joshua Bell arrived at Purchase College, SUNY for final rehearsals with the musicians. During Maestro Gergiev’s first rehearsal a fire alarm interrupted the orchestra, but the musicians made the best of the situation, engaging in impromptu outdoor performances. The week concluded with a stellar opening concert that brought the audience to a standing ovation.
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Valery Gergiev leads NYO-USA in its final dress rehearsal before its debut.
Clarinetists Franklin Jia and Christopher Zhou rehearse during the fire alarm.
Marianne Martinoli warms up for NYO-USA’s first concert.
Kevin Li, Demi Fang, Enchi Chang, Kristen Fang, and Annabel Chyung read the program before the concert at Purchase College, SUNY.
Brendon Mezzetti, usually a violinist, plays the banjo on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, NYO-USA’s encore.