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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.

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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute invites outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to audition for NYO2’s 2019 season.

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NYO2: REVUELTAS Suite from Redes

Watch NYO2 perform Silvstre Revueltas’ Suite from Redes (arr. Erich Kleiber) led by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto in a performance at the New World Center in Miami Beach, FL in July 2018.

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Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen 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.

Ernst Young - Building a better working world

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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