Members of Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute’s National Youth Orchestra 2. Photo: Carnegie Hall.

In Wednesday’s (7/5) Violin Channel, an article states, “This year, Carnegie Hall is celebrating 10 years since its launch of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), which provides free, audition-based intensive training and performances with industry professionals, nationally and abroad…. Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute introduced NYO2 in 2016, for artists aged 14 to 17. In 2018, NYO Jazz was formed for musicians aged 16 to 19 (the same age group as NYO-USA). Over the last decade, the three ensembles have hosted 1,274 young musicians from all 50 U.S. states, toured 17 countries … and have been joined by over 50 alumni from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, among others. The 2023 summer program comprises 220 musicians in NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz, who will participate in a two-week training residency … This year’s participants represent 39 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico…. On July 14, NYO-USA and conductor Sir Andrew Davis will perform at Carnegie Hall, before embarking on a … North American tour [with] violinists Gil Shaham and Hilary Hahn. The program comprises Valerie Coleman’s ‘Giants of Light,’ Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, and Barber and Tchaikovsky’s violin concertos.”