Carnegie Corridor’s Nationwide Youth Ensembles Return to Reside Performances

Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting NYO-USA (Photograph credit score: Chris Lee)


New York Metropolis’s Carnegie Corridor continues its summer season program, showcasing rising teen musicians in three acclaimed nationwide youth ensembles: the Nationwide Youth Orchestra of the US of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz. This system now has over 100 new members hailing from throughout 34 U.S. states.

The ensemble members are at present in a two-week intensive coaching residency at Buy School, State College of New York (SUNY) with school made up of principal gamers from main orchestras and prime jazz musicians. Every group will carry out in Carnegie Corridor’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with world-class artists from July 28–August 1, 2022.

To kick issues off on July 28, Sean Jones will lead NYO Jazz in works that includes GRAMMY Award-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn. The program contains composers comparable to Endea Owens and a brand new Carnegie Corridor-commissioned work from Darcy James Argue. Following their Carnegie Corridor efficiency, the ensemble will embark on its first U.S. tour, making debuts throughout seven U.S. states. 

On July 29, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, NYO-USA can be led by conductor Daniel Harding and have solo cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Comprised of musicians aged 16-19, NYO-USA will then embark on a European tour. They are going to carry out at notorious European venues comparable to Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and the Konzerhaus Berlin, in addition to make their debut appearances on the Ravello Competition and the Lucerne Competition.

“We’re thrilled that the Nationwide Youth Orchestra of the USA will return to touring this summer season below the baton of Daniel Harding,” mentioned Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Corridor’s Government and Creative Director.

“Popping out of a really difficult two years, connecting by way of music with folks from throughout all areas of the world feels extra significant than ever. This summer season guarantees to supply actually memorable life-changing experiences, as these younger musicians carry out on a few of the world’s best phases and function dynamic ambassadors for our nation.”

On August 1, conductor Mei-Ann Chen will conduct NYO2 musicians aged between 14–17 in Soul Power by Jessie Montgomery, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto with pianist Aaron Diehl.

Previous to this, from July 26–30, NYO2 will journey to Miami Seaside for a six-day residency and carry out on the New World Heart on July 30. They are going to be joined on stage by the New World Symphony (NWS) Fellows, who’re additionally teaching in NYO2’s coaching residency.

“The chance to work with NWS Fellows and be taught from conductor Mei-Ann Chen and pianist Aaron Diehl can be transformative for these college students,” Gillinson mentioned in a press launch. “We hope they’ll return house to their communities impressed to additional develop their enjoying and use music to attach with audiences all over the place.”

For each NYO-USA and NYO2, it’s their first time again in Carnegie Corridor and on tour since 2019 — having patiently waited for 3 years whereas the pandemic continued to wreak havoc on worldwide journey and the opening of live performance venues. 

Carnegie Corridor’s Weill Music Institute first launched NYO-USA in 2013 and launched NYO2 in 2016 and NYO Jazz in 2018. These teams have carried out in main live performance halls in 15 international locations throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia whereas collaborating with internationally famend conductors and visitor soloists.