Performance Friday, July 21, 2017 | 8 PM

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together the country’s brightest young players to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Their annual Carnegie Hall concert is one of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated events. The orchestra will be conducted by Marin Alsop in a program that features John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine, a new work by Gabriela Lena Frank commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.


  • National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
  • Marin Alsop, Conductor


  • JOHN ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • GABRIELA LENA FRANK Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 1
The NYO-USA and NYO-China performances at Carnegie Hall are proudly supported by ICBC U.S. Region.
ICBC (transparent) 2016
NYO-USA Supporting Sponsor:
PepsiCo Foundation (2017) event page
Additional funding has been provided by The Jack Benny Family Foundation; JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation; and Jolyon Stern and Nelle Nugent.

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.
Blavatnik Family Foundation (2017) event page
Lead support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.