Live with Carnegie Hall: National Youth Ensembles

Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 3pm

The extraordinary young musicians of Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles—the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz—represent the future of the country’s orchestral and jazz traditions. After being unable to gather in the summer of 2020, these three ensembles convened this July on the Purchase College campus.

Their three weeks of training and music-making here at The PAC culminate in this streamed event that comes to you from our Concert Hall stage. Tune in for a celebration of community and music’s bright future as you get to know the remarkable performers that make up these ensembles.

Access the Concert

Live with Carnegie Hall: National Youth Ensembles will stream for free on Carnegie Hall’s website, The PAC’s Facebook page, Carnegie Hall’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

On the program

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
PRICE Ethiopia’s Shadow in America
HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
QUINCY JONES “Pleasingly Plump”
DUKE ELLINGTON / LAURA REMBERT  Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (arr. Reginald Thomas)
JOHN CLAYTON “I Be Serious ’Bout Dem Blues”


National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor

Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor

NYO Jazz
Sean Jones, Artistic Director, Bandleader, and Trumpet