The Suffolk Principal Orchestra and MYO Choirs onstage at Carnegie Hall with Music Directors Edward P. Norris, III and Phil Preddice from May 14, 2017. Photo credit: Musical Memories Photography

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York
13 Myrtle Street, 2nd Floor
Manhasset, NY 11030

DATE: May 1, 2018
CONTACT: Anthea Jackson, Executive Director; Phone: (516) 365-6961; Email:

Celebrating MYO’s 25th Anniversary with 1,000 Young Musicians at Carnegie Hall

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is celebrating our 25th Anniversary by presenting all 15 of our Choirs and Orchestras in concert this Sunday, May 6 at 12:30PM and 7:30PM on one of the most famous stages in the world, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, located at 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Concerts feature works by Berlioz, Bernstein, Copland, Ives, Mozart, Rossini and more, and will showcase the world premiere of One Song composed by Melissa Keylock and Jill Friedersdorf and commissioned by The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York’s Nassau and Suffolk Treble Choirs with Music Director Craig Knapp. The concerts are open to the public. Tickets range in price from $17.50 – $55 and can be purchased from Carnegie Hall

The 15 ensembles feature talented Long Island-based musicians between the ages of 8 and 18:
Combined Nassau and Suffolk Treble Choirs with Music Director Craig Knapp
Suffolk Concert Choir with Director Brendan Sparks
Suffolk Symphonic Choir with Director Shoshana Hershkowitz
Suffolk Concert Orchestra with Director Eileen Murphy
Suffolk Symphony Orchestra with Director Scott Zarchy
Suffolk Principal Orchestra with Director Phil Preddice
Nassau Concert Choir with Director Doreen Fryling
Nassau Symphonic Choir with Director Louise O’Hanlon
Nassau Chamber Chorale with Director Edward P. Norris, III
Nassau Flute Choir with Director Nana Aomori
Nassau String Orchestra with Director Michelina Sobolewski
Nassau Concert Orchestra with Director Peggy Ho
Nassau Symphony Orchestra with Director Patricia Koppeis
Nassau Principal Orchestra with Director Scott Stickley

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from Long Island and providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform choral and orchestral masterworks at the highest possible level with recognized leaders in music education and performance. Founded in the fall of 1993 by John C. McNeur, MYO has grown from one orchestra of fifteen members to seven orchestras, a flute choir, and seven choral ensembles, serving over 1,000 young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. For more information, please visit or call (516) 365-6961.