Students on the go! - National Youth Orchestra
Congratulations Alex Koller and Colton Potter on being chosen to particpate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) for the 2017 season.
FSYO 2016-2017 Symphonic Orchestra Principal Violist, Alex Koller
FSYO 2016-2017 Symphonic Orchestra Principal Oboist, Colton Potter
Each summer, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world to serve as dynamic music ambassadors. In 2017, the orchestra will travel to Latin America with conductor Marin Alsop and perform a program that includes a new Carnegie Hall–commissioned work by Gabriela Lena Frank and Mahler's Symphony No. 1. The tour kicks off with the orchestra's annual concert at Carnegie Hall, continuing with stops in Mexico City, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogotá, Colombia.