Carnegie Hall Partners with New World Symphony for NYO2

Mike Lawson • News • November 20, 2017

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Carnegie Hall has announced that it will partner with the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), for the summer 2018 season of NYO2, an intensive orchestral program for outstanding American instrumentalists ages 14–17.

As part of this program, NYO2 musicians will work closely with New World Symphony Fellows and alumni as well as other professional players from top U.S. orchestras over two weeks of intensive training at Purchase College, State University of New York, leading up to a six-day residency in Miami Beach, including a performance at the New World Center led by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto. The NYO2 musicians will then return to New York for a culminating performance at Carnegie Hall in July 2018. NYO2 will be joined onstage by Fellows and alumni of the New World Symphony for both concerts.

“We are thrilled to build on the success of NYO2’s launch in 2016 and the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut last season by working this summer with the New World Symphony, an organization dedicated to artist training and education at the highest level,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director. “The opportunity to work with NWS Fellows and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto will be inspiring for these students, giving them a chance to learn from innovative and talented young artists who are redefining what it means to be a professional musician in the twenty-first century.”

“I am so pleased with the opportunity for the talented musicians of NYO2 to work with our Fellows and NWS alumni at the New World Center, a collaboration that coincides with my conducting the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) on tour in Asia this summer,” said Michael Tilson Thomas, artistic director and cofounder of the New World Symphony. “Initiatives like NYO-USA and NYO2 are invaluable for helping to ensure the artistic excellence of the next generation of orchestral musicians. This is a goal we share at the New World Symphony as we prepare our Fellows to be leaders in the world of music. Welcome NYO2!”

“Mentorship is fundamental to the passing of classical music traditions,” said Howard Herring, president and CEO of the New World Symphony. “New World Symphony Fellows and alumni will welcome their NYO2 colleagues for a week of rehearsal and performance. The technologically advanced New World Center is an ideal location for this training and for giving the musicians of NYO2 access to cutting edge digital distribution of their culminating performances. This will be a thrilling collaboration, one that will honor the past and shape the future of classical music.”

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