Alsop Leads National Youth Orchestra of the USA at Carnegie Hall

On August 5, Marin Alsop takes the stage with Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the USA (NYO-USA). The orchestra performs Barber’s Symphony No. 1; Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet as soloist; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Following the New York concert, Alsop and Thibaudet embark with NYO-USA on a South American tour.

The performance is part of Carnegie Hall’s World Orchestra Week (WOW!), a celebration of international youth orchestras—scheduled to take place this August 2024. Inspired by the Hall’s three critically acclaimed national youth ensembles—the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, NYO2, and NYO Jazz—this ambitious international initiative brings five youth orchestras from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America to New York City for high-level music making with some of today’s most internationally-renowned artists plus cultural exchange activities among the orchestras over the course of one week.

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