FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: December 2, 2013
CONTACT: Anthea Jackson, Executive Director
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York (MYO) is inviting high school-aged orchestral musicians and choral singers to audition for the July 8-21, 2014 performance tour of The People’s Republic of China. The two-week tour will include performances and visits to Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Yangshuo, Guilin and Shanghai. The tour will also explore major attractions such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Terracotta Warrior Museum, and the Giant Panda Research Base. An optional, additional week of touring in Hawaii will be offered.
MYO ensembles have embarked on several international tours over the years with concert visits to Central and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Australia and New Zealand, Spain, Italy, and Greece. John McNeur, founder and former Executive Director of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, said, “This has proven to be a life-changing experience for so many young people. Beyond the incredible experience of spreading goodwill through their music, the musicians have had so many opportunities to interact with people of very different cultures. The experiences lived by the young musicians have become the inspiration for countless college essays and, of course, unbelievable memories.”
For more information about the tour, including a detailed itinerary, please visit the MYO Tours page www.myo.org, or call the MYO office at 516-365-6961. Auditions will be arranged once tour registration is completed.