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Outstanding young American instrumentalists form NYO2, a free orchestra program that comes together alongside NYO-USA each summer for intensive training and performance opportunities. NYO2 has a particular focus on recruiting musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music. Participating musicians have the opportunity to work closely with top players from American orchestras during a residency before NYO2’s performances. After two weeks of training, the 2018 program culminates in a six-day residency at the New World Center in Miami. NYO2 then performs with members of the New World Symphony and violinist Gil Shaham in Miami and at Carnegie Hall under the direction of conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.

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Presented by New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy

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The Carnegie Hall Debut

NYO2 and Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra Perform with Esperanza Spalding

Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Grammy Award–winner Esperanza Spalding join NYO2, conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, at Carnegie Hall.

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Learn more about applying for a position with NYO2, a program for outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17. Applications for the summer 2019 season will be available in September 2018.

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Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith; Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; and Beatrice Santo Domingo.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Leadership support for NYO2 is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Founder Patron: Beatrice Santo Domingo.

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With additional funding provided by the Arison Arts Foundation; and Ernst & Young LLP.

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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