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National Youth Orchestra of
the United States of America

Conductor: Charles Dutoit / Piano Soloist: YUNDI


“The playing was of the highest caliber: controlled, precise, crisp, and nuanced, with perfect ensemble” ── Classical Voice North America

“The performance exuded vitality and confidence” ── The New York Times

Don’t Miss NYO-USA’s Star-Studded Inaugural Visit to Asia

Over 110 top young American musicians have been chosen by Carnegie Hall to form the third annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Virtuoso conductor Charles Dutoit and acclaimed pianist YUNDI will team up with the outstanding ensemble to perform in New York before embarking on a historic first tour to China this summer. The visit includes performances in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Dutoit, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Philadelphia Orchestra, is renowned for his polished style in conducting the world’s greatest orchestras and soloists. Hailed as the “Prince of the Piano”, YUNDI is not only a celebrated exponent of Chopin’s music, but also a remarkable Beethoven interpreter. Another highlight will be a new commissioned work by award-winning composer Tan Dun. Brought together with the effervescent NYO-USA, this unparalleled combination of talent is set to deliver a truly mesmerising concert for all ages.

Tan Dun Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds Download
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, Emperor
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op.14

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
  • 26.7 (Sun)
$580, $480, $380, $280, $180
  • Music
  • Approx. 2 hours with an intermission of 20 minutes
  • Best for ages 6 and above
    (Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted)

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Photo: Priska Ketterer, Chris Lee, Nana Watanabe, Chen Man
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Pre-concert Performance

Foyer Showcase

A lively encounter with the talented young players from this remarkable orchestra, which seeks to connect up cultures through music.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer
  • 26.7 (Sun)
Free Admission
  • Program Leaflet
  • Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds

    The orchestra is excited to be premiering a new work by Tan Dun, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The piece, titled Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds, weaves together the ancient sounds of birds with modern technology, including you and your smartphone. As a close friend of the orchestra, I would like to invite you to join the performance!

    Patrons can download the music file through the link below, and save it on your device.

  • Download

    To participate in the performance:

    1. Find your way back to this file on your device at the beginning of the performance. Please be sure that your device is in "airplane mode" before the performance begins, in order to prevent unwanted noises.
    2. Please play your audio file as soon as conductor Charles Dutoit turns around and gestures in the direction of your section of the audience. There will be a few cues to different sections of the hall in the opening minute of the piece. Once started, let the file play in its entirety.
    3. Please turn off your device completely at the end of the performance of Tan Dun.
  • TIPS: Please load the web page with this music file on your device before entering the Concert Hall, and ensure it remains opened.

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