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Joshua Gersen led the NYYS Orchestra on its first ever international tour to Argentina in summer 2015. This performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 was recorded at the Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires on July 3, 2015.

First Music

Over 150 works have been commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony for orchestra, chamber music, and jazz ensembles. Molly Joyce's Fresh was premiered at Carnegie Hall, and also recorded live at the Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 3, 1015.

Piavioclarello performing Eric Nathan's Threads, commissioned for the Chamber Music Program 2011/2012 season.


Trumpeter Sean Jones appeared with the band at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center during the 2016/17 season with Andy Clausen, director.

Matt Holman led the jazz band on tour to Brazil, March 18-24, 2016. The performances of Tempus Fugit and A Night in Tunisia were recorded live at the Bourbon St. Music Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Take The A Train performed by the New York Youth Symphony's Jazz at Jazz @ Lincoln Center's The Allen Room on May 23, 2012.

Chamber Music

Trio Specula perform Arensky's Trio in D minor, Op. 32, I. Allegro moderato, at the National Arts Club in the 2011/12 season.

The Caedmon Quartet performs Brahms' String Quartet in C Minor in the 2011/12 season.


John Corigliano speaks about his composition Three Hallucinations from the film Altered States in the 2005/06 season.

Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim speaks with composition students in the 2005/06 season.

Students & Alumni

Former principal cellist Ethan Brown is interviewed by videographer and musician Ching Chen Juhl during the 2014/15 Kickoff Weekend at Camp de Wolfe on the Long Island Sound.