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The National Symphony Orchestra

NSO Education

Youth Orchestra Day

[NSO member and Youth Orchestra Day student playing trumpets] trumpet

Rescheduled to May 25, 2010 6 p.m.
Concert Hall, Free, no tickets required

Watch & Listen [play video]Overview of Youth Orchestra Day

The National Symphony Orchestra hosts an annual Youth Orchestra Day concert. This performance features some of the greater Washington D.C. area's most promising high school students, performing side-by-side with the National Symphony Orchestra musicians. This free concert is held in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, as a Millennium Stage presentation.

Youth Orchestra Day participants are recommended by musicians of the NSO and area youth orchestras such as the American Youth Philharmonic, DC Youth Orchestra, Maryland Classic Youth Philharmonic, Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and the Youth Orchestras of Prince William. After many rehearsals and sectionals, these talented student musicians rehearse once with members of the NSO and then share stands with these NSO members in the Youth Orchestra Day Concert.