Carnegie Hall today announced the complete schedule for the
summer 2014 tour of the National Youth
Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The orchestra,
composed of musicians ages 16-19, will embark on an eight-city, coast-to-coast
US tour led by conductor David Robertson
and featuring violinist Gil Shaham.
The tour begins with a performance at the Performing Arts Center in Purchase,
NY (July 20), followed by the orchestra’s Carnegie Hall debut in New York City
(July 22), a performance that will be heard by music lovers worldwide via the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital
series, created in partnership with WQXR and distributed by American Public
Media. NYO-USA’s tour continues
with appearances at Ozawa Hall in Lenox, MA as part of the Tanglewood music festival
(July 24); Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in Boone, NC at An
Appalachian Summer Festival (July 26); the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, IL’s
Millennium Park as part of Grant Park Music Festival (July 28); Walk Festival
Hall in Teton Village, WY (July 30) as part of Grand Teton Music Festival; the
recently-built Weill Hall at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center in Rohnert
Park, CA (August 2); and culminating at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall
in Los Angeles, CA (August 4).
NYO-USA’s 2014 program to be performed at all tour venues 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 Exhibition. The musician
roster for NYO-USA’s 2014 ensemble will be announced this March.
Prior to departing 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
finest orchestras on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New
York. The Purchase residency will include sectional and full orchestral
rehearsals, workshops on musical and non-musical topics designed to complement
the tour repertoire, and social and recreational activities.
In summer 2015, the National Youth
Orchestra of the USA will make its first tour to China.
more information, visit carnegiehall.org/nyousa.
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