NYO Accepts Two CYSO Students

Every Summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) brings together talented pre-college music students to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. These students, selected after a thorough audition and screening process, will then gather for a multi-week residency to rehearse with some of America’s leading orchestral musicians before embarking on a tour of the great music capitals of the world while representing the USA as musical ambassadors.

CYSO is proud to announce that this year we will be sending Symphony Orchestra violinists Ophir Dahari and Lisa Kazami! CYSO has always had a strong presence at NYO, sending a handful of students every summer to work with NYO in New York.

Symphony Orchestra violinists Lisa Kazami (left) and Ophir Dahari (right)

The residency includes sectional and full orchestra rehearsals, workshops designed to complement the repertoire, as well as social and recreational activities. Highlights of this year’s program include working with guest artists that include conductor Sir Andrew Davis and violinists Hilary Hahn and Gil Shaham. Students will also have the opportunity to work with faculty members from the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the Vienna Symphony.

Good luck and congratulations to Ophir and Lisa!

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