Orchestra of the Americas

Carlos Miguel Prieto, Music Director

“Triumphant… Let those who despair of the young ponder last night’s concert.”
–The Boston Globe

“It was a triumph for the orchestra. Yo-Yo Ma beamed as he turned to encourage the young players… the musicians rose to the occasion and matched Ma’s energized and inspired playing.”
–The New York Times

“The future of classical music was presented Tuesday night at Wolf Trap, and it looked very promising… The performances were notable for professionalism, precision of ensemble and intonation and, above all, apparently unlimited energy.”
–The Washington Post

“A rapturous performance of Rachmaninoff…”
– The Los Angeles Times


YOA ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS YOA IS A WORLD-CLASS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ages 18 to 30, representing 25 countries in the Western Hemisphere. YOA’S MISSION is to bring together energetic, talented musicians to pursue excellence and celebrate cultural diversity as a catalyst for social change. YOA 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 auditons are held annually via YouTube, removing the cost of international postage, to . . .

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