First International Tour of the Orchestra in more than a decade!

Date: October 22, 2015 Author: NYO Canada Categories: Press Release / Communiqué de presse

For Immediate Release

Barbara Smith, the Artistic and Executive Director of NYO Canada (National Youth Orchestra Canada) announces First International Tour of the Orchestra in more than a decade!

With approximately 40 percent of Canadian professional orchestral musicians listed as our alumni, NYO is the most influential step in the career of hundreds of young musicians. NYO Canada is proud to offer a summer institute to Canada’s most promising musicians ages 16-28 that provides a comprehensive training program, concert tour, and recording session to participants with no tuition required and stipends, prizes and scholarships totaling more than $175,000.

During the 2016 TD Tour, the orchestra will perform under the baton of the rapidly-ascending Maestro Ward Stare, Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2016 TD Tour will take the Orchestra not only to the traditional performance venues in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto and Montreal, but also, for the first time in over a decade – to Europe.

NYO Canada will perform as an invited guest at the second annual LisBon MusicFest in Lisbon, Portugal and other potential locations TBA.

What: NYO Canada 2016 TD Tour

When: July 26, 2016 – August 13, 2016

Where: Toronto, Montreal; Lisbon, Portugal; other locations TBA

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