EUROPEAN TOUR POLAND • UKRAINE GERMANY • SCOTLAND 5 JULY - 8 AUGUST 2018
The Orchestra of the Americas returns to Europe in 2018 by invitation from some of the continent’s top summer venues and festivals, including The Rheingau Festival, The Edinburgh International Festival, The Elbphilharmonie, and The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, among others. Tour concerts stretch across Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Scotland, spanning nearly 3,500 kilometers of diverse cultures and rich histories. The project begins under the direction of Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto and a faculty of world-class coaches from top professional orchestras with two weeks of intensive rehearsals at The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Luslawice, Poland. This Residence culminates in two concerts, recording sessions for Linn Records, and a recital from acclaimed Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter. Following Luslawice, the Orchestra tours in historic Warsaw, with Polish piano sensation Lucas Krupinski under the baton of Hobart Earle, Music Director of the Odessa Philharmonic. After Poland, which concludes with a stop in Krakow, the Orchestra makes its Ukrainian debut, performing in each of the country’s three major cities—Kyiv, Odessa, and Lviv. Guest artists during this portion of the tour include German piano prodigy Kristina Miller, Paganini Competition winner Dmitri Berlinsky, as well as Peruvian violinist Eduardo Rios. In addition to performing stand-alone concerts, the Orchestra participates in a musical and cultural exchange with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, with guest conductor Taras Krysa and the music of composer Myroslav Skoryk, pairing 80 musicians from across the Americas with counterparts from across Ukraine. Next, the Orchestra heads to Germany to lead concerts at a number of the country’s top venues, including The Rheingau Festival and Hamburg’s newly constructed Elbphilharmonie. Grammy award-winning Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, a long-time collaborator of the Orchestra, appears as guest soloist in Germany with the Orchestra. The tour concludes in Scotland with the Orchestra’s debut at the iconic Edinburgh International Festival, with Montero.
POLAND July 5 – 17 July 7 July 8 July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15 July 19
Residence at Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, Luslawice Concert, EMANACJE International Music Festival, Luslawice (chamber) Concert, Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, Luslawice (chamber) Concert, Nowy Wisnicz Castle (chamber) Concert, Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, Luslawice Concert, Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, Luslawice Recording sessions for Linn Records, Luslawice Concert, Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Pavilion, Warsaw
UKRAINE July 22 July 24 July 27 July 30 July 31
Concert, Lviv Philharmonic Hall Side-by-Side Concert with Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic Hall Concert, Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Kyiv Concert, Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Concert, Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
GERMANY August 2 August 5
Concert, Rheingau Festival, Kurhaus Wiesbaden Concert, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
SCOTLAND August 7
Concert, Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall
REPERTOIRE Barber (USA): Violin Concerto Bernstein (USA): Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety” Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Brahms (Germany): Piano Concerto No. 1 Chavez (Mexico): Sinfonia India Copland (USA): Symphony No. 3
Montero (Venezuela): Piano Concerto No. 1 “Latin” Penderecki (Poland): Three Pieces in Old Style Skoryk (Ukraine): Hutsul Triptych Tchaikovsky (Russia): Piano Concerto No. 1 Villa-Lobos (Brazil): Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2
I am proud of the lives that this organization has impacted across the globe. While each season brings its own unforgettable adventure, since the birth of The Orchestra of the Americas, the unique energy of this Orchestra has remained one of the things I look forward to most as a professional musician. The Orchestra finds a way to reach out to humanity in all its variety, from Carnegie Hall to the Favelas of Brazil. I know of no example of cultures existing more beautifully than in this Orchestra, and applaud the dedication and spirit of the musicians that bring the magic of each concert to life. Our 2018 Tour across Europe could not be possible without the belief of great supporters and partners across the region and beyond. Your generosity not only changes the lives and futures of talented young musicians, but also allows audiences to be part of unforgettable experiences. I thank you for making the miracle of the Orchestra of the Americas happen!
Carlos Miguel Prieto Music Director
This Tour is a celebration of the transformational impact that The Orchestra of the Americas has across the Western Hemisphere. We look forward to our return to the European countries of Poland, Germany, and the UK, in addition to our debut in Ukraine. Led by our inspiring Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto, the Orchestra begins its journey with a two-week Residence at The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in the gorgeous and picturesque setting of Luslawice, Poland. After the Residence, during a three-week concert tour, the Orchestra performs on some of the most iconic stages in Europe, including at the Rheingau Festival, the newly constructed Elbphilharmonie, and the Edinburgh International Festival, to name just a few. This year alone, over 5,000 musicians from 30 countries across the Western Hemisphere registered for the 2018 European Tour; only the top 80 musicians were invited to participate, representing 25 countries in North, South, and Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and as part of this year’s intercultural exchange, Ukraine. The depth of talent shown by all applicants demonstrates how much the Americas has to offer to the orchestral world. The extraordinary ensemble performs side-by-side with some of the world’s top artists, including Hobart Earle, Gabriela Montero, Lucas Krupinski, and Dmitri Berlinsky. These highlights of the Tour are but a glimpse of the awe-inspiring performances to come and a taste of the heart and soul each musician puts into every single rehearsal, performance, and community engagement project. The transformational work of the Orchestra’s Tour would not be possible without your generosity, and I hope you continue to support the amazing work of the Orchestra.
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg Founding Chairman,
In 2001, the dream of The Orchestra of the Americas was to create an international orchestra of the best and brightest young musicians from across our hemisphere. Today, the Orchestra has captured the hearts of so many, from all walks of life, in all corners of the Americas and beyond. Thanks to the beautiful music they are making together, musicians and audiences alike are experiencing the transformational power of music. On this special occasion of the Orchestra’s European Tour, I hope you will support this endeavor and join me in congratulating the young musicians, from whom I continue to learn, because of their love, dedication, and hard work.
Plácido Domingo Artistic Advisor
When I first conducted the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, before the Independence of Ukraine, I was the only US citizen anyone in the orchestra had interacted with in person. At the time, there was an enormous language gap, and I was unable to communicate with anyone using any of the western European languages, with one notable exception. Due to the presence of the orchestra’s single “foreigner” - a violist from Cuba - I was able to use Spanish as a means of communication with the orchestra, albeit through a translator. Fast-forward to today, and the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, of which I serve as Music Director, has given the Ukrainian, and in many cases Eastern European, premieres of works by such Latin American composers as Ginastera, Revueltas, Arturo Marquez, Aldemaro Romero, Eduardo Marturet, and Antonio Estevez. Back in the old days, such events would have been unthinkable. However, the truth be told, music is the ultimate worldwide language, the one that unites us all. For me it is a special honor to conduct The Orchestra of the Americas during our residence in Luslawice and in concerts in Poland and Ukraine, as the Orchestra brings works by Chavez and Villa-Lobos, Bernstein, and Copland to Eastern Europe. Equally, as a musician trained in Vienna, for me it is a joy to perform music by Brahms with my young friends from the Americas. In today’s global age, the importance of music in bonding us together as human beings is stronger than ever. I wish our audiences much pleasure as they experience new repertoire played by new faces from afar, and the musicians a wonderful cross-cultural experience as they become acquainted with a new part of the globe.
Hobart Earle Guest Conductor
CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO MUSIC DIRECTOR | MEXICO
Carlos Miguel Prieto’s charismatic conducting and dynamic, expressive interpretations have led to major engagements and popular acclaim throughout North America, Europe, and internationally. The 2017-18 season marks his twelfth season as Music Director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and has included debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the LA Phil New Music Group, in addition to performances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, RTE National Symphony, Beijing Symphony, The Hallé, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, and the Royal Scottish National Symphony. He has been the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, the country’s most important orchestra, since 2007. In 2008, he was appointed Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería. Having conducted over 100 world premieres of works by Mexican and American composers, Prieto is renowned for championing and commissioning the music of Latin American composers. 6
Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hobart Earle has elevated the orchestra to a position of international prominence, unprecedented in the history of the organization. He has led hundreds of concerts with the Odessa Philharmonic to wide acclaim - in the major concert halls of the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, and throughout Ukraine. Highlights of Earle’s career include performances in the Musikverein (Vienna), the Philharmonie (Cologne), the Beethovenhalle (Bonn), the Barbican Hall (London), the National Auditorium (Madrid), the Liszt Academy (Budapest), the Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, and in the United States he has appeared in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Davies Hall in San Francisco, and the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. Highlights from recent seasons include Montero’s BBC Proms debut with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, an appearance at MusikFest Bremen with the Cadaqués Orchestra, recitals at the MiTo Festival in Milan and Turin, and a week of chamber music and collaborative workshops at the Trondheim Festival in northern Norway. Montero is also celebrated for her ability to improvise, composing and playing new works in real time. She is an award-winning and best-selling recording artist. Her most recent album, released in summer 2015 on the Orchid Classics label, featured Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and her first orchestral composition, Ex Patria, winning Montero her first Latin Grammy for Best Classical Album.
GUEST CONDUCTOR | VENEZUELA/USA/UKRAINE
PIANO | VENEZUELA
Ingrid Fliter has established a reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Chopin; her 2014 recording of Chopin’s Preludes was named among the Top 10 Chopin recordings by Gramophone. A graceful and charismatic performer, Fliter is known for her effortless technique and thoughtful, sensitive musicmaking. Fliter sprang to international attention when she was awarded the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists to have received this honor. In recital, Ingrid Fliter has performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Museé d’Orsay, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Cologne Philharmonie, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, and at London’s Wigmore Hall and Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Recital highlights in North America have included New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, in Fort Worth for the Van Cliburn Foundation and in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Vancouver, Montreal, and Santa Barbara.
Kristina Miller was born in Moscow into a musical family. Her outstanding talent gave her the first opportunities to perform W.A. Mozart’s Concerto No. 23 with orchestra at the early age of eight. Six years later, Prof. A.E. Rubina invited her to study in the special music school for talented children in St. Petersburg, Russia. Having already won first prize in the Berlin International Piano Competition (1999) and second prize in the St. Petersburg International Piano Competition (2000), the Russian Ministry of Culture marked her exceptional achievements as a pianist by awarding her its prize for artistic development. Since the age of twelve, Miller has performed in Europe, the United States, Australia, South America, and has been invited every year to appear in Russia as a soloist with orchestras including the Capella State Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg, Rostow Philharmonic Orchestra, Uljanowsk Symphony Orchestra, and others.
Praised as an “aristocrat of the piano” (Arie Vardi), Lucas Krupinski is winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino, as well as the International Piano Competitions in Aachen and Hanover. His debut album Espressione was nominated for the 2018 International Classical Music Awards in the solo instrument category. Highlights of the 2017-18 season include a soldout debut performance at Carnegie Hall / Isaac Stern Auditorium, as well as performances at the Winter Olympic Games (PyeongChang, South Korea), Teatro La Fenice (Venice, Italy), La Verdi (Milan, Italy), NDR RadioPhilharmonie (Hanover, Germany), as well as concerts in Paris, London, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney, and upcoming performances with the Chicago and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestras. A two-time laureate of the Pro Polonia Foundation Award and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize, he was honored with a Commemorative Medal from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of his artistic achievements.
PIANO | ARGENTINA
PIANO | GERMANY
PIANO | POLAND
Dmitri Berlinsky arrived on the international scene as the youngest winner in the history of the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, with subsequent triumphs at the Montreal International Violin Competition (Grand Prize), the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and the Queen Elizabeth Competition. He has performed in venues including Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Munich Herkulessaal, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, among others. His playing has been featured in the Emmy-award winning documentaries “Life on Jupiter” and “New York Canvas.” Highlights for the upcoming season include performances as soloist at Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Frankfurt Alte Opera House, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
The Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra is an experienced ensemble that preserves the best professional traditions of European music performance, demonstrating a high level of aesthetic taste and professionalism. The orchestra has existed for more than two centuries and is associated with such famous names as Józef Elsner, Franz Xaver Mozart, Karol Lipinski, Jozef Baschny, Karol Mikuli, Mieczyslaw and Adam Soltys. In its early years, the orchestra gave performances with guest conductors including Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The orchestra regularly participates in international festivals, including the International Festival of Musical Art “Virtuosos” and the International Contemporary Music Festival “Contrasts,” among others. The Orchestra is one of the largest orchestras in Ukraine and is well known far beyond its borders. Today, the orchestra tours in European countries including Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Conductor Taras Krysa is establishing a reputation for innovative and inspiring music-making and leadership throughout the United States and Europe. Recently appointed the Music Director and Conductor of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, the oldest professional orchestra in Ukraine, Krysa continues to serve as the Director of Orchestras at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Krysa has guest conducted orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, New World Symphony, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, and St. Petersburg Symphony, among others. Krysa recently concluded his ninth season as the Artistic and Music Director of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra in Nevada. Under his leadership, the ensemble has seen its audience expand ten-fold and its concerts recognized as a treasured part of the cultural life of the greater Las Vegas community. Krysa actively promotes new music and has made three critically acclaimed recordings for the Brilliant Classics label.
VIOLIN | RUSSIA
GUEST CONDUCTOR | UKRAINE
VIOLIN | PERU
HONORED RESIDENT COMPOSER | POLAND
RESIDENT COMPOSER | UKRAINE
Winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition, violinist Eduardo Rios was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Since his solo debut at age 14 with the National Orchestra of Peru, Rios has performed as soloist with American orchestras including the Houston Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Colburn Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Brevard Orchestra. He has worked with world renowned conductors, including Carlos Kalmar, Tito Muñoz, Andrew Grams, Ken Lam, Gergely Madaras, and David del Pino. Rios has participated in tours and festivals around the globe, including the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, Festival Musica de Santa Catarina (Brazil), Aspen Music Festival, and Traveling Notes (Armenia). Rios is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Colburn Conservatory of Music with Robert Lipsett, where he is co-concertmaster of the Colburn Orchestra.
Multi-award winning Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki is one of the world’s leading and most distinguished musicians of his generation. Works like the Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (1960), St. Luke Passion (1966), Cello Concerto No. 2 (1983) written for Mstislav Rostropovich, Polish Requiem (1984), Symphony No. 3 (1995), Violin Concerto No. 2 (1995) written for Anne-Sophie Mutter, Symphony No. 7: The Seven Gates of Jerusalem (1997), and the Double Concerto (2012) written for Janine Jansen and Julian Rachlin, to name a few, are now considered masterworks of our time. As a conductor, Penderecki was guest conductor of the NDR Hamburg and MDR Leipzig Sinfonieorchesters, Artistic Director of the Casals Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Artistic Advisor to the Beijing Music Festival. Since 2003, he has held the position of Artistic Director of the Sinfonia Varsovia.
Myroslav Skoryk is the patriarch of contemporary Ukrainian music. Critics call A Melody, his bestknown piece, which was used in the war-time drama Vysokyi Pereval (Highland Pass), “Ukraine’s spiritual anthem.” He composed operas, ballets, and symphonies for Ukrainian cartoons and films, including Sergei Parajanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Skoryk has taught many generations of musicians from 1959 until the present. Following studies at the Lviv Conservatory (1960), he completed graduate studies (1964) at the Moscow Conservatory in the composition class of Dmitri Kabalevsky. He subsequently lectured in composition at the Lviv Conservatory and the Kyiv Conservatory. From 20042010, he was co-head (with Yevhen Stankovych) of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine. Since 2011, Skoryk has been artistic director of the National Opera of Ukraine.
DANIRA RODRÍGUEZ-PURCELL PUERTO RICO
SWITZERLAND / SPAIN
ECUADOR / BRAZIL
MAXIMILIANO POLO SEBASTIAN SÁNCHEZ VENEZUELA
LEON SPIERER, HEAD OF FACULTY
OTTO DEROLEZ, VIOLIN
JOSE AURELIO CASTILLO, VIOLIN
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF COSTA RICA
CONCERTMASTER (‘63 - ‘93)
CRAIG MUMM, VIOLA
ILMARI HOPKINS, CELLO
DOMINIC SELDIS, BASS
METROPOLITAN OPERA ORCHESTRA
ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
MARY ANN MUMM, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
ZUZANNA ELSTER, HARP
RICARDO CASTRO, PIANO
HAUTE ECOLE DE MUSIQUE DE LAUSANNE
METROPOLITAN OPERA ORCHESTRA
RIXON THOMAS, OBOE/ENGLISH HORN
MICHAEL WEBSTER, CLARINET
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LEONE BUYSE, FLUTE PRINCIPAL (‘83 - ‘93)
THE ROYAL DANISH ORCHESTRA
PRINCIPAL (‘68 - ‘88)
RODION TOLMACHEV, BASSOON
JAVIER GANDARA, HORN
MAURO MAUR, TRUMPET
MARIINSKY THEATRE ORCHESTRA
METROPOLITAN OPERA ORCHESTRA
ROME OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA PRINCIPAL
MARTIN SCHIPPERS, TROMBONE/TUBA ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA
FERNANDO MEZA, PERCUSSION UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA & MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
TIMELINE 2002 The Orchestra performs at The Kennedy Center, The Americas Society, and OAS in its Camerata Concerts Series, under the baton of Plácido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, and Benjamin Zander. The Orchestra tours USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Venezuela, and performs with renowned guest artists including Yo-Yo Ma at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and Teatro Colón, among other famed concert halls.
2003 The Orchestra’s chamber ensemble performs with Paquito D’Rivera in the United Nations and The Kennedy Center under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. The Orchestra performs 17 concerts in Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, and Mexico under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto.
The Orchestra’s chamber ensemble performs in Boston, New York, Washington, and Costa Rica. The First Lady of Mexico and the First Lady of the United States attend a concert in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
The Orchestra’s chamber ensemble performs at Harvard University, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Carnegie Hall for Paquito D’Rivera’s 50 Years in Show Business celebration. The Orchestra plays for local Virginia and New York public schools.
The Orchestra performs in Mexico City, Puebla, Cuernavaca, and Morelia in its first exclusive Mexico Tour.
The Orchestra tours Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina led by Carlos Miguel Prieto and Gustavo Dudamel and performs with renowned Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.
2006 The Orchestra debuts in the European countries of Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, and England, and performs with acclaimed artists including Plácido Domingo, Pilos Popovic, Plamena Mangova, Edmundo Ramirez, and Gabriela Montero. The Orchestra performs four concerts featuring Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion under the baton of conductor Kent Nagano.
2007 The Orchestra prepares and performs Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Castleton Farms under the baton of Lorin Maazel, launching the first Castleton Residency for Young Artists.
The Orchestra performs for the OAS Annual General Assembly in Medellín. The Orchestra performs with saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera and soprano Brenda Feliciano. The Orchestra tours Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay featuring pianist Nelson Freire and cellist Antonio Meneses under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto and Marcelo Lehninger.
2009 The Orchestra tours the United States and Canada, performing in the Domaine Forget, Palais Montcalm, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s Knowlton Festivals. The Orchestra participates in the Orchestra Program for Youth at Risk in the Caribbean, with the Organization of American States. The Orchestra participates in the VIII Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra directed by Helmuth Rilling.
The Orchestra performs in Carnegie Hall with Valery Gergiev, Julian Rachlin, Joshua Bell, and Carlos Miguel Prieto.
The Orchestra leads a 17-concert tour of Mexico, performing in Mexico’s most famed theaters including Palacio Bellas Artes.
The Orchestra performs 24 concerts in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, under the batons of Carlos Miguel Prieto and Dante Anzolini featuring Joshua Bell and Philip Glass.
The Orchestra performs in the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin and in Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival in California.
The Orchestra presents two concerts in Santo Domingo’s Teatro Nacional as 2010 Cultural Capital of the Americas.
The China Tour marks the Orchestra’s Asian debut, with a Residence and Tour under the leadership of Jose Serebrier.
The Orchestra leads 11-concert national tour of Chile and performs with acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Louis Lortie in cities ranging from La Serena to Frutillar.
The 12-concert, 6-country tour of Central America completes the “Connections Tour” series, a celebration of the significance of Central America as a bridge to the world.
The unveiling of the Global Leaders Program saw the selection of 24 bright young leaders, who were sent around the globe on field assignments training young musicians and enriching lives.
The Global Leaders Program continues in its second year, with over 17 field assignments hosted in 13 countries, and more than 30 pioneering faculty lecturers from many of the world’s top academic institutions.
The Orchestra leads a pioneering tour of the Caribbean, performing concerts in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, marking the first orchestra concert in Jamaica in over 50 years. The Orchestra leads community outreach in Haiti, working with over 300 young musicians.
The Orchestra serves as a headlining orchestra at the Pan American Games in Toronto, in addition to touring in the provinces of Quebec and holding the Residence in Moncton, hosted by the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and Sistema New Brunswick.
The Global Leaders Program expands to include fieldwork in Europe and Asia.
The Global Leaders Program partners with Oxford and McGill Universities to offer graduates certification in Social Entrepreneurship, Teaching Artistry, and Orchestral Leadership.
2016 The Orchestra represents the Americas-led movement of orchestras for social development on tour across the Baltic and Nordic region. Performances in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany are in partnership with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The Global Leaders Program expands to include fieldwork in Africa, and grows Cohort to include diverse top applicants from around the world.
2017 The Orchestra returns to South America in celebration of the Southern Cone nations of Chile, Argentina, and Brazil as leaders in the movement of orchestras for social transformation. The Global Leaders Program continues to offer professional training to a Cohort of exceptional musicians and aspiring changemakers from around the world.
ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS
THE ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS IS A WORLD-CLASS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA of gifted young musicians, ages 18 to 30, representing 25 countries in the Western Hemisphere. THE ORCHESTRA’S MISSION is to empower young musical leaders to transform lives across the Americas and beyond. The Orchestra has become an international brand by bringing renowned artists—from Yo-Yo Ma to Paquito D’Rivera, from Plácido Domingo to Philip Glass—into the lives of young musicians and diverse audiences. FREE AND OPEN AUDITIONS are held annually via YouTube, removing the cost of international postage, to ensure that any deserving and eligible musician can apply. Following adjudication by prestigious faculty, all musicians in the new orchestra participate on full scholarship, to achieve the greatest equality and diversity possible. THE SEASON CENTERPIECE is a July-August Residence and Concert Tour held each year in different regions of the world. Musicians, Faculty, Conductors, and Guest Artists gather for a 2-week Residence of daily full-orchestra and sectional rehearsals to prepare diverse and challenging repertoire to take on a month-long tour. THE ORCHESTRA HAS PERFORMED more than 300 concerts since its 2002 Inaugural Tour in settings that range from the most prestigious concert halls of Europe and the Americas to outdoor venues not often associated with symphonic music. The Orchestra has reached millions through live performances, television and radio broadcasts, CD recordings, print media, and documentary films. THE GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAM empowers a rising generation of change-makers in music to transform lives and communities through an innovative nine-month Executive Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Agency, Teaching Artistry, Civic Leadership, and Organizational Management. Led in partnership with 10 top universities and think tanks, a world-class Faculty that includes two Nobel Laureates, and a network of institutional Fieldwork Hosts spanning 30 countries, the Program is offered annually to a select Cohort of the most promising emerging talents from around the globe. THE IMPACT OF THE ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS stretches far beyond its programs. Participants return to their native countries to share experiences and gained knowledge with their communities. The Orchestra connects musicians to institutions of higher learning and professional job opportunities. The Orchestra has served as the model for music education startups in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, the United States, and Uruguay.
Brillembourg Ochoa Family Foundation
Dalio Foundation Fundación Bolivar Davivienda GAP Foundation Carol & David Grefenstette-Bates Marcelo Kayath
Elisabeth Brillembourg Teresa Bulgheroni Armeane & Mary Choksi Felipe Antonio Custer Gabriela Febres-Cordero Santiago Fernandez Castro Alejandro Figueroa Jaramillo Fundación Azteca Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Emanuel Gonzalez-Revilla Ron Goodman Hildegard Behrens Foundation Jon Kling Jacqueline & Marc Leland
Yael Marciano & Moris Beracha Lorenzo Mendoza Jorge & Costanza Montoya Michael Olding Nelson & Maria Ortiz Drina Rendic Enrique Segura Mari Carmen Servitje & Nicolas Mariscal David Schwarz Klaus Luft Stiftung Barron & Ursula Tenny YOA Canada Fondation Arianne Riou & Real Plourde Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Antoine & Emily van Agtmael Katherine Bradley Cristina & Pedro Burelli George & Svitlana Chopivsky Mark Churchill Nigel Clarke Terry L. Coles Roberto & Pauline Beck Danino Isabel & Ricardo Ernst William & Maria Haseltine KIPP DC Mirella & Daniel Levinas John & JoAnn Mason Timothy Owens Mr. & Mrs. Jaime Roberto Palomo Meza
Anna & Michael Zaoui Foundation Richard Arentz Mario Cader-Frech & Robert Wennett Lizette Corro Terence Ford-Gladwell Leonardo Lawson Rolf Meijer-Werner Pamela Mudd Brian Murdock Jill Scharff
Akridge Family Foundation Archdiocese of Washington Sharif & Sandra Atta Lisa Barry Eric Bendickson Brigitte Bentele Clara Brillembourg Calvin Cafritz Gemma Corsi
Jorge Paulo Lemann Peter Lowy Guillermo & Cecilia Schultz Secretaria da Cultura do Estado de São Paulo Sociedade de Cultura Artística
Juan Carlos Rincones & Thomas Pheasant Andrew Quale Nuria Robles Thomas & Jeannie Rutherfoord Suzanne Siskel Langdon & Mary Katherine Metcalfe Wheeler
Stefano Corsi Laryssa Courtney Tripp Donnelly Samia Farouki Kevin Fearnow Crystal Hinnant Ferguson Bernard Holland Kerstin Hsu Kay Kendall Donna Lauderdale Finlay Lewis
Peter Lowry Mark & Lyn McFadden Mary Mochary Arturo & Veronica Sarukhan Annie Totah John & Lily Waterston Gavin & Odile Wilson
O ther S upporters
List as of June 30, 2018.
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES
QUICK STATS $0
cost to audition
live audiences reached
# of Orchestra alumni (2002-2017)
cost to participate
5,000+ average annual # of registrations to apply
# of musicians accepted annually
24 average age of musicians
350+ concerts performed around the globe
26 countries represented
social music initiatives launched by alumni
alumni working in professional orchestras worldwide
countries toured Venezuela | country with most Facebook fans Venezuela | country with most applicants
BogotĂĄ | city with largest social media following
EspaĂąol | first language of most fans
CRITICAL ACCLAIM Winner of the 2015 Latin Grammy “Best Classical Album”
A rapturous performance of Rachmaninoff... -Los Angeles Times (United States)
In this Orchestra, the quest for musical excellence can break the cycle of poverty. -Newsweek (Latin America)
The Orchestra of the Americas charts a new map with music. -La Nación (Caracas, Venezuela)
The Orchestra of the Americas is the melody of the Americas. -El Comercio (Lima, Peru)
Excellent concert! The Orchestra brings color and youth to the classical music. -Xinmin Evening News (Shanghai, China)
It was night, where it appeared on stage, as rarely happens, the mustering of an invisible force of concentration, discipline and a contagious love of music, to the point of producing a total silence and stillness in the hall. -La Nación (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Triumphant...let those who despair of the young ponder last night’s concert. -The Boston Globe (United States)
In the Orchestra of the Americas, young leaders become musical ambassadors. Yo-Yo Ma
If this is the future of the symphony orchestra, then that future is secure. Philip Glass
This Orchestra explains that what unites us as people is greater than that which separates us. Paulo Coelho
I learn from them...from their passion, their talent, and their joy. Plácido Domingo
The Orchestra of the Americas is a model for the world. David Rockefeller, Jr.
The Orchestra of the Americas 1342 Florida Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 USA www.orchestraoftheamericas.org +1 (703) 236-0010