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, SUNY, before NYO2’s performances.
In 2019, NYO2 returns to Miami Beach with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto through a partnership with the New World Symphony. Performances at the New World Center and Carnegie Hall will feature pianist Gabriela Montero performing her own Piano Concerto No. 1, “Latin.”
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute invites outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to audition for NYO2’s 2020 season.