Nick Pelletier to play with National Youth Orchestra
Duluth High School student Nick Pelletier, violist, in the Duluth Chamber Orchestra has won an audition to perform with the 2015 NYO-USA (National Youth Orchestra-USA).
Pelletier will join 120 other young musicians age 16-19 in a concert tour of China as well as a Carnegie Hall performance which will be broadcast live worldwide. All expenses will be paid by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.
A mission of the NYO-USA is fostering cultural discovery through performance and meeting with local young musicians from China. The Orchestra will perform nine concerts on the two week tour, July 10-26, preceded by a two week residency at Purchase College, SUNY.
Members of the New York Philharmonic will coach the students. The tour will take them to seven cities, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. The Orchestra is in it's third year and is the first national youth orchestra of this kind since Leopold Stokowski established one in 1940 and then was suspended by the advent of WWII. The first two season's the orchestra toured Russia and the USA.