The members of NYO-USA spend the first two weeks of each season on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY. Located in Westchester County just north of New York City, Purchase College has outstanding rehearsal, performance, and residential facilities, including a highly regarded performing arts center that will be the center of musical activities during the residency. The residency includes sectional and full orchestral rehearsals, workshops on musical and non-musical topics designed to complement the focus on tour repertoire, and social/recreational activities, capped by a performance in the concert hall.
The tour is preceded by the orchestra's Carnegie Hall performance, which will be heard by music lovers worldwide via the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, created in partnership with WQXR and the WFMT Radio Network. NYO-USA will then embark on a seven-city concert tour of China, visiting its most important music centers as one of the newly designated Cultural Pillars of the US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE).