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The past three years have been life changing not only for our daughter Allyson for performing with such a fantastic group of young men and women, but for our whole family as well. In 2009-10 when Allyson was in grade 5 we heard about a group called The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York. It sounded interesting, but became even more so when we heard the choir director was none other than Ally’s Chorus teacher Mr. Knapp. Allyson auditioned and we were thrilled to hear she had been accepted to the Suffolk Children’s Choir of MYO. The next three years would be some of the best for her and for our family. It started with taking her to practice each week. I would try to make my work schedule around Thursday nights so I could take her. It was our time to bond!  Allyson met so many nice kids and we met so many nice parents. I would help take attendance as the kids came in for rehearsal and I even helped out backstage at some of the concerts making sure the kids were supervised and escorting kids where they needed to go. Over the past three years Allyson has performed at The Staller Center at Stony Brook University, The Performing Arts Center at Adelphi University, Hofstra University, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  We sat there in our seats in two of the most famous halls in the country and cried as our daughter sang with her choir.  They sounded like angels and they got the standing ovation that they deserved!  This past year was also special as the choir was split into two groups since it had grown so much. Her new choir director Ms. Dominick is a perfect fit and the kids love her.  I guess what I’m really trying to say is that MYO has forever changed Allyson and our entire family. What we have all experienced over the last several years is something we will never, ever forget!

Todd Greenstein, Father of Allyson Greenstein
Suffolk Concert Choir, 2013

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News & Upcoming Events

2013-2014 Season

Highlights of the 2013-2014 MYO Season include:
  -- Two Carnegie Hall Concerts on Sunday, May 4, 2014, featuring a world premiere of a MYO commissioned work by renowned composer Ola Gjeilo.
  -- MYO Choirs perform the National Anthem at NY Mets, NY Islanders, and Long Island Ducks games.
  -- Free Community Concerts by our MYO Ensembles.
  -- MYO Alumni reunite for a concert June 1, 2014 with special guest artist Stanley Drucker.
  -- Summer 2014 Tour to China with MYO Orchestra and Choir.

Summer 2014 China Tour

MYO is touring China from July 8-22! Follow along with us on our MYO Blog page and Facebook Page for daily updates and pictures!

New MYO Choirs in 2014-2015!

The Nassau Youth Chorale will be divided into two new choirs for the 2014-2015 season: The Nassau Symphonic Choir with Louise O'Hanlon, and the Nassau Chamber Chorale with Edward Norris.

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