Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. 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 then embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, while serving as dynamic musical ambassadors.
Over the last two summers, NYO-USA has toured China with conductor Charles Dutoit and pianist YUNDI, collaborated with Christoph Eschenbach and Emanuel Ax on a program of Mozart and Bruckner at Carnegie Hall, and played a set of concerts in major European halls led by Valery Gergiev with Denis Matsuev as soloist.
In 2017, the orchestra heads to South America with Marin Alsop on the podium.
Now in its second season, NYO2 will offer a three-week, intensive summer training program for outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17. Learn more
Founder Patrons: Blavatnik Family Foundation; Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation; Ronald O. Perelman; Robertson Foundation; Beatrice Santo Domingo; 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; Andrew and Margaret Paul; and Jolyon Stern and Nelle Nugent.