Youth Symphony Orchestra to Perform in New York City at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall here we come! The Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO)– the Youth Orchestras of Prince William’s (YOPW) top ensemble – is traveling to New York City at the end of the month. The trip culminates in a performance at Carnegie Hall Friday, March 29 at 7:30PM.
“This performance is a landmark event for YOPW and for the Youth Symphony Orchestra, “ says Music Director John Devlin. “The chance to perform at Carnegie Hall by itself is a signal moment for the ensemble, but we are especially thrilled at having the honor of presenting the world-premiere of an American work. The students will be exposed to the finest hall in the country and all of them will join in the history of the storied landmark.”
The YSO will represent Prince William County in the National Band and Orchestra Festival. The group was selected to participate based on a competitive audition process.
“The opportunity is made even more special since we were selected for this event because the recordings we submitted for consideration were met with such high regard by the festival organizers,” says Devlin.
The tour will also include a special hour-long performance at the well-known Madison Avenue Atrium at 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 28.
For more than 30 years, the Youth Orchestras of Prince William has provided exceptional instrumental education for the youth of the region. We offer opportunities for a wide spectrum of students, ranging from beginning string players and intermediate wind players to advanced students performing professional symphonic repertoire. YOPW enrolls approximately 325 students in three string orchestras, two symphony orchestras, a wind symphony, and a variety of chamber music ensembles. Our students are primarily from Prince William County, Virginia, but YOPW members come from all over Northern Virginia and North Central Virginia. For more information about the Youth Orchestras of Prince William visit our website: http://www.yopwva.org.