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 of America including, foreground from left, Weston McCall (from San Antonio, TX) and Nikolette LaBonte (from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) prepare for 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