Isabel Leonard To Perform Alongside National Youth Orchestra Of The United States Of America At Carnegie Hall

By Nicole Kuchta
(Credit: Fay Fox)

Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard will be featured in concert with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at Carnegie Hall early next month.

The concert is part of a series celebrating extraordinary teen classical and jazz musicians. NYO-USA is comprised of musicians aged 16-19, selected through a rigorous audition process. Members participate in an intensive three-week residency training program before they “embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the work while serving as dynamic music ambassadors,” according to the NYO-USA web page. The series will also spotlight youth ensembles NYO Jazz and NYO2, who will collaborate with leading artists to present concerts on Jul. 27 & 30, respectively.

The program is set to include Strauss’ “Eine Alpensinfonie,” Op. 64 and Berlioz’ “Les nuits d’été,” Op. 7. Sir Antonio Pappano will conduct.

As part of the Carnegie Hall Live on WQXR series, the concert will be broadcast live for the enjoyment of classical music lovers across the globe.

The performance will be held in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at 8 pm.