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NYO2

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.”

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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute invites outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to audition for NYO2’s 2020 season.

NYO2 2019 Videos

Behind the Scenes: NYO2 at Carnegie Hall
Performing at Carnegie Hall is an experience like no other. See NYO2’s recent performance on this legendary stage through the eyes of the orchestra’s young musicians.

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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.

Global Ambassadors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.

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: arts.gov

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

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