The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is committed to providing a rich, educational and collegial rehearsal and performance environment for the musical development of its members and for the cultural benefit of the people of the metropolitan area. The MYO organization includes five symphonic orchestras, a string orchestra, a four-part high school vocal chorale and three children’s choirs. The 2011-12 season has flourished with a total membership of over 650 young people between the ages of eight and eighteen spanning Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Nassau Co. ensembles rehearse on Tuesday evenings throughout the school year, and the Suffolk Co. ensembles rehearses on Thursdays. All ensembles perform three or four times a year at concerts scheduled throughout the metropolitan area. For the past several years, many of our high school-aged members have participated on the MYO summer tour, taking them to countries throughout Europe and the Far East.
MYO ensembles have performed regularly at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Local venues include Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Staller Center for the Arts as well as many school theatres.
Internationally, MYO groups have performed at the Shanghai Concert Hall, The Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, The Mozarteum in Salzburg, to name a few.
1st Place - Madeleine Vaillancourt
2nd Place - Leah Stevens
3rd Place - Jade Park
Katherine Liccardo, 2009 Concerto Winner, performed with MYO at Carnegie Hall in June, 2009
Eileen Padgett, with Waltz After Dark performed by the Nassau Principal Orchestra conducted by Scott Stickley
Members of our Nassau Concert Choir, under the direction of Erica Purrone, will be performing at the Parker Jewish Institute in New Hyde Park on Tuesday, May 14th at 6pm. This will be a performance for Parker's residents and patients, as well as the parents of the students involved.
We are planning an Alumni Concert event, including many of our graduating seniors, on Sunday June 2, 2013 at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. We would like as many MYO & NSYO (North Shore Youth Orchestra) alumni members as possible to participate.
If you are interested, please follow the link below to register.
Thank you, and we hope to see you all again soon!