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A Side-by-Side Event with New York–Area Music Students

Saturday, July 7, 2018

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.

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583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue) | Manhattan
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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)

The registration form may only be completed by individuals over the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please ask a parent or guardian to fill this out on your behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

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.

What do I need to bring?

Bring your instrument, media release form, and permission form (if necessary). Carnegie Hall will provide sheet music, music stands, and chairs.

Where can I find the music in order to practice in advance?

After registering, you will receive an email with practice parts approximately 3–4 weeks before the event.

When should I arrive?

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.

Do I need to register to watch the performances at the end of each session?

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.

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NYO-USA Supporters

Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; Beatrice Santo Domingo; and Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari.

NYO-USA Sponsors: Fubon Financial; MBK Partners; and United Airlines®, Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.

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Major funding has been provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Carl Jacobs Foundation; Jean Eric Salata and Baring Private Equity Asia; JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation; Poongsan Corporation; PwC; and WEmusic Inc.

Additional funding has been provided by Sarah Arison; the Jack Benny Family Foundation; CHIMEI Culture Foundation; and Jolyon Stern and Nelle Nugent.

Blavatnik Family Foundation

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; Hope and Robert F. Smith; Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon; and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

NYO2 Supporters

Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Beatrice Santo Domingo.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Leadership support for NYO2 is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Founder Patron: Beatrice Santo Domingo.

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With additional funding provided by Ardian US Foundation, Sarah Arison, and Ernst & Young LLP.

National Endowment for the Arts:

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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