Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts and oboe player has been
chosen, one more time, to participate in the National Youth Orchestra
of the United States of America.
Last year, Roberts was selected and participated in the Inaugural National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
He traveled on a sensational tour with maestro Valery Gergiev,
Principal Conductor of the London Symphony, and violin soloist Joshua
Bell, traveling to Washington, DC, St. Petersburg, Moscow, and London.
As a 2014 member of NYO-USA, Roberts will have the special
opportunity to be part of the orchestra’s first United States tour, one
that will introduce NYO-USA to its home audience in a coast-to-coast
journey with two of America’s foremost musicians, conductor David
Robertson and violinist Gil Shaham.
A special highlight of this year’s tour will be NYO-USA’s Carnegie
Hall debut, which will be broadcast live by WQXR and on other public
radio stations nationwide.
NYO-USA’s 2014 season runs from July 5 through August 6, and begins
with a two-week residency at Purchase College, SUNY, in Purchase, NY,
where the orchestra will train with Orchestra Director James Ross and a
faculty of the finest principal players from many of America’s greatest
NYO-USA will shine a light on the extraordinary talent of young
American instrumentalists, showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of this
group and offering each participant a life-changing musical and
Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledges National Youth Orchestra of the
United States of America Founding Patrons Joan and Sanford I. Weill and
the Weill Family Foundation.
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