• 2015 Residency and Tour

    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).

    2015 Tour Dates and Locations
    July 10 Purchase, NY Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York
    July 11 New York, NY Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    July 15 Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts
    July 17 Shanghai Shanghai Oriental Art Center
    July 19 Suzhou Suzhou Cultural and Arts Centre
    July 21 Xi’an Xi’an Concert Hall
    July 23 Shenzhen Shenzhen Concert Hall
    July 24 Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall
    July 26 Hong Kong Hong Kong Cultural Centre

    TAN DUN New Work (commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, "Emperor"
    BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

  • Past Seasons
    2014 Residency and Tour
    The second summer of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America was an opportunity to introduce the orchestra to its home audience in a coast-to-coast tour featuring two of America’s leading musicians, conductor David Robertson and violinist Gil Shaham.
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    2013 Residency and Tour
    The musicians of the inaugural NYO-USA came together on the campus of Purchase College for an intensive week of rehearsals to prepare for their international journey with conductor Valery Gergiev and violinist Joshua Bell.
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  • National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Founding Sponsor

    Founder Patrons: Blavatnik Family Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; Ronald O. Perelman; Robertson Foundation; Robert F. Smith; Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon; and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

    Additional funding has been provided by the Jack Benny Family Foundation for Music Education; Yoko Nagae Ceschina; Andrew and Margaret Paul; and Sir David Tang.