Now in its third year, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will make a historic first visit to Asia in July 2015, giving seven concerts in China in some of the greatest concert halls across several different regions of the country. Led by Charles Dutoit, the orchestra’s concert program will include the premiere of a new work from award-winning Chinese composer Tan Dun, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for NYO-USA, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) with guest soloist YUNDI; and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form NYO-USA. Following a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers not only have the opportunity to play on the famed stage of Carnegie Hall but also embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, while serving as dynamic musical ambassadors. Their upcoming visit to China has been designated by the respective countries as one of only four Cultural Pillars of the Consultation on People to People Exchange (CPE) between the USA and China.
The application cycle for the 2015 program has closed but check back in April for the 2016 NYO-USA audition requirements and timeline.