The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), is excited to welcome Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 for their first-ever residency in Miami, July 16-21, 2018. NYO2 is an intensive summer orchestral training program that features some of the finest young instrumentalists from across the U.S. (ages 14-17), including several South Florida musicians this summer. The NWS and Carnegie Hall, two organizations with deep commitments to education and artist training, have partnered for the first year to provide unique opportunities for NYO2. The NYO2 program is an extension of Carnegie Hall’s acclaimed NYO-USA (the National Youth Orchestra of the USA), for ages 16-19, and was created with a particular focus on attracting students from communities underserved by, and underrepresented in, the classical orchestral field.
After an intensive two-week training period at Purchase College, State University of New York, where NYO2 will work with a world-class faculty, including NWS Fellows and alumni as well as other professional musicians from top U.S. orchestras, the members of NYO2 will come to Miami for six days of musical activity. As part of their training at the New World Center, they will work closely with selected NWS Fellows and alumni, rehearse and perform. As the culminating event of their Miami residency, NYO2 will make their New World Center debut on Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m., under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto, with violinist Gil Shaham as soloist. The program will include Revueltas’s Suite from Redes, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Gil Shaham. New World Symphony will also present the performance as a WALLCAST® concert, presented by Citi, where the symphony projects the interior concert on the large, 7,000-square-foot eastern façade of the building facing SoundScape Park. Each WALLCAST® is free to the public and does not require a ticket.
During their time in Miami, the NYO2 members will also have the opportunity to engage with local musicians, sharing their skills and experience with young players participating in the Greater Miami Youth Symphony’s Summer Camp at Ponce de Leon Middle School in Coral Gables.
Following their Miami residency, the NYO2 musicians return to New York for a final performance at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
“We are thrilled to partner with the New World Symphony to bring the talented young musicians of NYO2 to Miami for the very first time” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “The opportunity to work with NWS Fellows and learn from conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and violinist Gil Shaham will be life-changing for these students, and we hope they will return home to their communities inspired to further develop their musicianship and use music to connect with audiences and people everywhere.”
“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 NYO-USA on tour in Asia this summer," said Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director and Co-Founder 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, not only in the concert hall but in the community. NWS Fellows regularly teach and engage with young musicians throughout Miami, and they are thrilled to extend their mentorship to the talented youth of NYO2. Welcome!”
“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.”
Tickets for NYO2’s July 21 performance at New World Center may be purchased by visiting www.nws.edu or by calling the NWS Box Office at (305) 902-6856.