Valery Gergiev rehearses with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, a new venture of Carnegie Hall, at SUNY Purchase.
July 9, 2013 - Purchase, NY : Members of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States prepare for a rehearsal with conductor Valery Gergiev (not pictured) at SUNY Purchase's Performing Arts Center in Westchester on Tuesday afternoon. The Orchestra, a new project of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, is comprised of musicians aged 16-19, hand-picked from across the country. The program -- and orchestra -- will kick off its inaugural season with a performance at SUNY Purchase on Thursday evening, and then head off to perform in Washington DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London. CREDIT: Karsten Moran for The New York TimesAdd to Lightbox Download