The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to partner with Carnegie Hall on the NYO2 initiative. Launched by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, NYO2 is a two-week, intensive summer training program for outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 at SUNY-Purchase. NYO2 has a particular focus on attracting talented students from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. NYO2 aims to expand the pool of young musicians across the country equipped with the tools to succeed at the highest level, particularly those who will bring greater diversity to classical orchestral music and/or those who have not had access to highly selective training opportunities through major youth orchestra programs, summer festivals and camps, or similar experiences outside of their local community.
NYO2 participants will have the opportunity to work closely with 18 members of The Philadelphia Orchestra while at Purchase College, and will travel to Philadelphia for a culminating residency from July 1-3, 2016.
The concert is FREE, but tickets are required. Please note that free tickets do not guarantee seating. Seating is general admission and first come, first served. Tickets are also available by phone at 215.893.1999 and at the Kimmel Center box office on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets.
NYO2 is an orchestral training program for talented young instrumentalists ages 14–17 created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Based on the success of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2 launches in the summer of 2016 with a particular focus on attracting talented students from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. Participants will perform in a side-by-side concert with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
NYO2 Mentors Young Musicians from the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY). NYO2 students will work with music students involved in Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY) programs such as the School District of Philadelphia’s All City program, Tune Up, Philly, Play on, Philly!, Settlement Music School, Temple Music Prep, Musicopia, and more. Lio Kuokman, assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, will lead a side-by-side rehearsal. Closed to the public.
NYO2 Opens for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert at Penn’s Landing. NYO2 performs from 6:30-7:15 at Penn’s Landing before The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert. FREE and open to the public.
NYO2 Brass at Phillies Game. The Philadelphia Phillies game ends with a performance by the NYO2 brass section and fireworks. Tickets to the game available here.
Massive Side-by-Side at 23rd Street Armory. NYO2 joins with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, NYO-USA, and young musicians from throughout the Philadelphia region (including you!) for a massive orchestra rehearsal and performance. Repertoire will include the “Farandole” from the Suite No. 2 from Bizet’s L’Arlésienne, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, and the finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The free performance begins at 12pm and is open to the public
Participant registration here.