Congratulations to Symphony bass trombone Rafael Noriega who was selected to this year’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO)! Rafael has been a member of CYSO since 2018 and was a member of Philharmonic Orchestra prior to Symphony Orchestra. He’s a junior in high school and attends Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago.
This summer, Rafael will spend three weeks on the campus of Purchase College for the orchestra residency followed by a performance at Carnegie Hall. NYO will then tour North American under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto with a program that will include Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and feature guest violinist Midori.
Last summer Rafael participated in the NYO-2 program.