The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO2 welcome New York–area music students to join them in a collaborative musical celebration in NYC. Student orchestra players are invited to play alongside the young musicians from across the country who form NYO-USA and NYO2 this summer. NYO-USA’s orchestra director James Ross and resident conductor Joseph Young will lead the combined forces in rehearsal before the mega-orchestra (comprising 200–300 musicians) gives a performance.
Musicians must register in advance. All participants must bring a signed media release form to the event, and participants under the age of 18 who will be attending without a parent or guardian must also bring a signed permission form.
583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue) | Manhattan
Arrival: 1:30 PM–1:50 PM
Rehearsal and Performance: 2 PM–4 PM
SAINT-SAËNS Maestoso—Allegro from Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, “Organ”
Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
SHOSTAKOVICH Allegro non troppo from Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
STILL “Song of the Rivermen” from The American Scene (The Southwest)
STILL “Manhattan Skyline” from The American Scene (The East)
WARD/BATES “America the Beautiful” (arr. Philip Rothman)
New York State School Music Association
Grade 5–6 (or equivalent)
Take the F train to the Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street station, or the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, and R trains to the Lexington Avenue / 59th Street station.
Bring your instrument, media release form, and permission form (if necessary). Carnegie Hall will provide sheet music, music stands, and chairs.
After registering, you will receive an email with practice parts approximately 3–4 weeks before the event.
Registered participants are asked to start arriving 45 minutes prior to their session, but no later than 10 minutes before it is scheduled to begin. This will allow everyone to get checked in and seated before the event begins.
This event is not open to the public, but parents and other family members are encouraged to attend. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.