Today, Carnegie Hall
announced that the National
Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a
program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, will make its debut at the
Tanglewood music festival, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in
the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
in Ozawa Hall. NYO-USA’s concert at Tanglewood will be part of a coast-to-coast
US tour led by renowned American conductor David Robertson and featuring violinist Gil Shaham, which will
also include the orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut. Complete details on NYO-USA’s
summer 2014 US tour will be announced in late January.
The NYO-USA’s 2014 program to be performed at Tanglewood and on all tour dates
will include the premiere of a new work from American composer Samuel Carl
Adams, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for NYO-USA; Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Benjamin
Britten’s Violin Concerto with Mr. Shaham; and Ravel’s arrangement of
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an
Prior to embarking on the US tour with Mr. Robertson and Mr. Shaham, the 120
members of the second annual NYO-USA will spend two weeks training with
principal players from some of the country’s best orchestras on the campus of
Purchase College, SUNY, just outside New York City in Westchester County. The
Purchase residency includes sectional and full orchestral rehearsals, workshops
on musical and non-musical topics designed to complement the tour repertoire,
and social and recreational activities. The musician roster for NYO-USA’s 2014
edition will be announced in March 2014.
“After an exciting inaugural overseas tour last summer, we're really looking
forward to introducing the remarkably talented players of the National Youth
Orchestra of the USA to audiences across our own country, including
concertgoers at Carnegie Hall and at Tanglewood, one of the most esteemed and
historic summer venues in the nation,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s
Executive and Artistic Director.About the National
Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America provides an
annual, free opportunity for the brightest young musicians, ages 16-19, from
across the US to come together with their peers, supported by a faculty of
leading professional orchestra musicians and a celebrated conductor, for a
two-week intensive musical residency, followed by a tour to some of the great
music capitals of the world. Young musicians from across the country are
invited to apply to this one-of-a-kind program, which is designed to shine a
light on the extraordinary talent of young American instrumentalists, offering
NYO-USA members a transformative musical and cultural experience as they
develop their musical skills, receive training at the highest professional
level, and travel abroad, serving as musical youth ambassadors for the US.
Launched in summer 2013 with a tour led by Valery Gergiev with violinist Joshua
Bell, the inaugural NYO-USA received widespread acclaim from audiences and
critics alike in response to concerts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts in Washington, DC; at the Moscow Conservatory and St.
Petersburg’s Mariinsky II in Russia; and at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part
of the BBC Proms. For information about NYO-USA, including audition
requirements and details on the application process, please visit carnegiehall.org/nyousa.About Tanglewood
Tanglewood—the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and widely
known as one of the world’s most beloved music festivals—is situated in the
beautiful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. Each summer, Tanglewood
offers music lovers a wide spectrum of musical guests and programs that spotlight
the festival’s rich tradition of presenting summertime concerts at their best
since 1937. The 2014 Tanglewood season will feature more than 100 performances,
including concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and
Tanglewood Music Center (the BSO’s prestigious summer music academy); chamber
music, recital, and concert opera presentations in Ozawa Hall; and a series of
Popular Artist concerts. Tanglewood is family-friendly, with free lawn tickets
available for young people age 17 and under, and a 50% discount on
Friday-evening lawn tickets for college and graduate students, among the many
options for discounted tickets. Tanglewood also offers a variety of special
programs for children and a wide spectrum of education options for adults.
Tickets for the 2014 Tanglewood season, priced $10—$121, go on sale
Sunday, January 26, at 888-266-1200 and tanglewood.org.
For the full press release concert listing of the 2014 Tanglewood season, please
click here.About Carnegie Hall
Founded in 1891, New York City’s Carnegie Hall presents exceptional
performances by the world’s finest musicians on its three stages—the renowned
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the intimate Weill Recital Hall, and the
innovative Zankel Hall— including concert series curated by acclaimed artists
and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading NYC
cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music
concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music.
Extensive music education and community programs developed by Carnegie Hall’s
Weill Music Institute support Carnegie Hall’s commitment to fostering the
future of music. More than 400,000 people will engage in the Weill Music
Institute’s programs over the next year through national and international
partnerships, in New York City schools and community settings, and at Carnegie
Hall. For more information on Carnegie Hall and other Weill Music Institute
programs supporting the ongoing development of young musicians, please visit carnegiehall.org.
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Lead Sponsor:
Lead Donors: Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Marina Kellen French;
Ronald O. Perelman; the Robertson Foundation; and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and
the Weill Family Foundation.
Additional funding has been provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation; Yoko
Nagae Ceschina; The Rockefeller Foundation; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; and
Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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