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

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

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Published: May 3, 2018
By: Anton Media Staff

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by presenting 15 choirs and orchestra in concert this Sunday, May 6, at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 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 to $55 and can be purchased from Carnegie Hall at

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 more than 1,000 young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18.

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