NYOJ students will have the chance of a lifetime to collaborate with their peers from 20 countries who make up the Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) when they arrive in Jamaica on tour this month.
The YOA is a 90 member international symphony orchestra, whose artistic director is Placido Domingo and who have performed at the most celebrated concert halls in the world. (See http://www.yoa.org) In addition, the YOA provided technical support to NYOJ when we started five years ago.
The Jamaican stop forms part of the visiting orchestra’s first tour of the Caribbean, which involves participation of more than 1,000 musicians.
The highlight of the Jamaican tour will be two concerts; one in Kingston at Church on The Rock on Thursday, July 24 and the other at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday, July 26. Please call 595 1167 to reserve your tickets.
While in Jamaica, the Orchestra of the Americas members will engage in music education workshops with youth at risk from communities across Kingston, as well as music workshops with students and music instructors attached to the NYOJ.
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