Outstanding young American instrumentalists form NYO2, a free orchestra program that comes together alongside NYO-USA and NYO Jazz each summer for intensive training and performance opportunities. NYO2 has a particular focus on recruiting musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music. Participating musicians have the opportunity to work closely with top players from American orchestras and conservatories during a residency at Purchase College, SUNYbefore NYO2’s performances.
After two weeks of training, the 2018 program culminated in a six-day residency at the New World Center in Miami Beach as part of a new partnership with the New World Symphony. NYO2 then performed with select members of the New World Symphony and violinist Gil Shaham in Miami Beach and at Carnegie Hall under the direction of conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute invites outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to audition for NYO2’s 2019 season.