CARNEGIE HALL ANNOUNCES
TEEN MUSICIANS SELECTED FOR THE
2022 NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute,
Prestigious National Program Recognizes
Extraordinary Young Musicians from
Across the Country, Ages 16–19
Conductor Daniel Harding Leads
Performances at Carnegie Hall
and On Tour Across Europe,
Featuring Cellist Alisa Weilerstein
NYO-USA 2022 Program Includes
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and
Elgar’s Cello Concerto, as
Talented Teens Travel Across
Europe as Musical Ambassadors
|(New York, NY, March 11, 2022)—Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 109 outstanding young musicians selected from across the country for the ninth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America(NYO-USA). The members of the 2022 orchestra—ages 16–19, hailing from 34 US states—have been recognized by Carnegie Hall as being among the finest players in the country following a comprehensive and highly selective audition process. This summer’s orchestra features 29 musicians who previously played with NYO-USA, as well as 33 musicians who gained experience through NYO2, a program for younger players ages 14–17. NYO-USA and NYO2 are offered free of charge, ensuring that all invited musicians have the opportunity to take part.
See below or click here for the names, instruments, and hometowns of the members of the 2022 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
Following an intensive two-week training residency at Purchase College, SUNY, acclaimed conductor Daniel Harding—music and artistic director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra—leads NYO-USA joined by guest cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the orchestra’s annual Carnegie Hall concert (July 29) and on a tour across Europe. This summer marks the first time NYO-USA will be able to perform at the Hall and tour internationally since 2019. The tour begins with a performance at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam (August 2); then the orchestra kicks off the Young Euro Classic festival in Berlin (August 5); followed by a debut at the Lucerne Festival (August 10). Additional details for the tour will be announced later this spring. The program includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
Tickets for the Carnegie Hall concert will go on sale for the general public on Tuesday, April 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or at carnegiehall.org. Discounted student tickets will be available online for verified Student Insiders only – all other youth tickets must be purchased at the box office or over the phone.
NYO-USA musicians arrive in New York in July for an intensive training residency on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, working with principal players from some of the finest professional orchestras. James Ross, music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, returns to lead the NYO-USA faculty for a tenth year. Joseph Young, Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Institute, will serve as resident conductor. The faculty will oversee rehearsals during the orchestra’s residency in Purchase and will also lead master classes, chamber music readings, and other seminars on essential music skills, all leading up to the launch of NYO-USA’s annual tour. Two apprentice composers will also compose new works for the orchestra.
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
* Prior NYO-USA member
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Launched in summer 2013 to great acclaim, NYO-USA has performed on landmark stages around the world including in the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Colombia, and more as well as across the United States. Last summer, the orchestra was able to gather at Purchase College, SUNY marking the first time that most young musicians had the opportunity to play in full ensembles since the start of the pandemic.
NYO-USA is one of Carnegie Hall’s three acclaimed national youth orchestras, which also includes NYO2 for outstanding classical musicians (ages 14–17), and NYO Jazz for the nation’s finest jazz instrumentalists (ages 16–19).
Global Ambassadors: Michael ByungJu Kim and Kyung Ah Park, Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai.
Major funding has been provided by the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation, Ronald E. Blaylock and Petra Pope, Lorraine Buch Fund for Young Artists, Estate of Joan Eliasoph, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and the A.E. Charitable Foundation, Clive and Anya Gillinson, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Marc Haas Foundation, The Carl Jacobs Foundation, Melanie and Jean E. Salata, JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation, and Joyce and George Wein Foundation, Inc., and United Airlines, Airline Partner to the National Youth Ensembles.
Additional funding has been provided by the Alphadyne Foundation, Sarah Arison, The Jack Benny Family Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Mary Anne Huntsman Morgan and The Huntsman Foundation, IAC, Stella and Robert Jones, Martha and Robert Lipp, Lauren and Ezra Merkin, Beth and Joshua Nash, The Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation, Linda Wachner, David S. Winter, and Judy Francis Zankel.
Founder Patrons: Blavatnik Family Foundation; Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation; Ronald O. Perelman; Robertson Foundation; Beatrice Santo Domingo; Hope and Robert F. Smith; Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon; and Joan and Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.
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