MYO celebrates 30th Anniversary with 800 young musicians at Carnegie Hall

MYO celebrates 30th Anniversary with 800 young musicians at Carnegie Hall

Published: May 3, 2023 at The Island 360

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by presenting all 15 of our Choirs and Orchestras in concert this Sunday, May 7 at 12:30 PM and 7:30

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Hundreds gather in West Hempstead for Holocaust Remembrance Day as journalist recalls conversation with author Elie Wiesel

Hundreds gather in West Hempstead for Holocaust Remembrance Day as journalist recalls a conversation with author Elie Wiesel

Published: April 17, 2023 at the www.newsday.com By: Darwin Yanes (darwin.yanes@newsday.com)

Hundreds gathered virtually and in person Sunday evening in West Hempstead to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and to hear journalist

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Seaford student sings in Italy

Seaford student sings in Italy

Published: July 27, 2022 at the liherald.com By: Michael Malaszczyk

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra recently selected a number of chorus students from Long Island for a two-week singing tour in Italy, from July 6-19, with the Vatican being the final stop. One of those lucky students

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2023-2024 MYO Season

  • MYO Ensembles perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • MYO Performance Tour of France Summer 2024
  • Competitions for Instrumentalists and Vocalists
  • One Singular Sunday, Free for Singers in Grades 4 – 12
  • MYO Alumni Reunion

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MYO France Tour

MYO 2024 Summer Performance Tour to France

MYO is touring France July 10 – 23, 2024 with GrandTours, our group tours provider, and will visit Nice, Monaco, Lyon, Chamonix, and more! MYO Performance Tour video auditions for our Tour Choir and Orchestra open September 1, 2023. Please see our Tours page for details.

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Introduction and Rehearsal Week

Introduction and Rehearsal Week (June 27-July 1)

Ciao a tutti! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official MYO 2022 Italy tour blog! My name is Aviv, I am a tenor in this year’s tour choir, and I will be your storyteller and narrator for this epic account of our two-week-long

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Day 1 (July 6)

At 8:45 AM, breakfast was over and we were asked to meet in our chaperone groups in the lobby. During this meetup, we sang a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday to Molly Perrone who turned 18 today! After everyone was definitely present, we boarded the buses.

The time has come, ladies and

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Day 2 (July 7)

Back for more, are you? Good, because the show is just getting started. Today is our first day of sightseeing in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Liguria.

Upon landing in Milan, we successfully reclaimed our baggage and met up with our two tour managers in the arrivals hall. The orchestra would

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Day 3 (July 8)

And so, our adventures continue! Morning broke early today in Santa Margherita, but many of us chose to sleep in as much as we could. I managed to catch a quick breakfast ten minutes before our 8:00 meeting time in the lobby of the hotel. Once there, we got a chance to

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Day 4 (July 9)

Good morning! Well, it’s actually almost midnight the next day as I write this, but we’ll pretend it’s still the morning so I can have my fun. So, good morning, and welcome back! Today was another of our long travel days as we proceeded to Tuscany and our next hotel in Montecatini

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Day 5 (July 10)

Benvenuti once again! I cannot wait to tell you all about the wonderful things we did today, so let me waste no time. Today, we visited Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region and one of the principal artistic and cultural centers of Italy. And not only did we get to experience

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Day 6 (July 11)

Man, it felt good to wake up on time this morning! I purposefully started setting my alarm ringtones to the loudest EDM tracks I could find with the goal of never missing another call time again. Let’s see if I can keep that up throughout the rest of the tour. Anyway, now

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Day 7 (July 12)

Welcome back to the action! The next two days of the tour are going to be far more relaxed than the past few, with no concerts until later in the week and lots of travel time. But that is not to say that they won’t offer the same wonderful experiences, breathtaking sights,

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Day 8 (July 13)

It’s hard to believe that we’re already over halfway through the tour. Seriously, it feels like just yesterday that we first landed in Italy. Anyway, I had one of the best sleeps of my entire life last night. The mattresses in that hotel were so comfortable! Even the breakfast spread was nice,

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Day 9 (July 14)

Ladies and gentlemen, the day has finally come. Today we embark on one of the most highly anticipated escapades of the entire tour, followed immediately by our fourth concert in the heart of Sorrento. We have a lot to talk about, so let us dispense with the formalities and get on with

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Day 10 (July 15)

Ciao again! I hope you’re ready for another day of cruising the sea, admiring stunning views, and eating lots of food. Actually, you’re just going to read about it; unfortunately we already did all that today. But hopefully you’ll feel like you were there with us as you do!The morning started out

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Day 11 (July 16)

Ready for the final leg of our trip? To be honest, I’m not even sure I was; besides the fact that I absolutely fell in love with Sorrento, I was still having difficulty coming to terms with the tour almost coming to an end. Italy is just such a magical place, and

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Day 12 (July 17)

Welcome back! Today had to be one of the greatest days we’ve had on tour. Between the sightseeing we did this morning, the amazing food, and our concert tonight, there was absolutely nothing that could make this day any better. So sit back, relax, and please enjoy the story I’m about to

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Day 13 (July 18)

And so the day has finally come: our last full day in Rome, in Italy, and on tour. The past two weeks have gone by far too quickly, and everything we’ve done up to this point seems like a bit of a whirlwind to me right now (and probably to many of

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Day 14 (July 19)

We’ve arrived, ladies and gentlemen. Today marks the end of MYO’s 2022 tour to Italy, and these will be my final words on the subject. I still have not come to terms with either of those facts. Time has flown far too quickly, and it’s incredibly unfortunate that we must leave Italy

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East Hampton Cello Prodigy Plays Carnegie Hall

East Hampton Cello Prodigy Plays Carnegie Hall

Published: April 28, 2022 at easthamptonstar.com

Elijah Jones was inspired to pick up the violin when, at the age of 4, he would watch and listen to his oldest brother, Micah, playing it. But after Elijah studied violin for two years himself, it didn’t

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Three Middle School students named finalists in music competition

Three Middle School students named finalists in music competition

Published: January 28, 2021 at syossetadvance.com

Three Syosset middle school students have been named as finalists in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) of New York’s Concerto and Vocal Competition.

South Woods Middle School students Minsoo Chae (Gr. 6) and Cody Cheng (Gr.

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Bravo, Garden City MYO members!

Bravo, Garden City MYO members!

Published: December 30, 2020 at gcnews.com

On Sunday, December 13th, fourteen Garden City student musicians had the opportunity to perform choral and orchestral masterworks under the direction of the accomplished directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of NY. Garden City students performed in MYO’s first virtual

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MYO Competitions

MYO Competitions for Composers, Instrumentalists, and Vocalists

Join us in congratulating the winners of our 2022-2023 Concerto and Vocal Competition and Emerging Composers Competition! Please see our Concerto and Vocal Competition and Emerging Composers Competition pages for more information about the 2022-2023 Competitions.

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Suffolk Youth Orchestra Joins the Field

Suffolk Youth Orchestra Joins the Field

Published: November 27, 2008 at nytimes.com By: Karin Lipson

EVERY Thursday, 14-year-old Christopher Beroes-Haigis, his mother and his cello spend more than two hours on the road between Sag Harbor, where they live, and a high school in Farmingville. When he gets back home it’s

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