Santa Monica High Senior Ryan Roberts To Participate In National Youth Orchestra

Saturday, 22 Feb 2014, 6:47:00 AM

Mitch James

Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts will participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
Photo courtesy of The Music Center
Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts will participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

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

orchestras.

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

cultural experience.

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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