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NYYS History

Season 18 1980-1981

Youth Symphony Orchestra was the first to honor Aaron Copland on his 80th birthday at a Celanese-sponsored musicale luncheon.

Underwritten by Banker's Trust Company and Avis, the Youth Symphony Orchestra joins an all-professional company to perform Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito.

The orchestra was the first runner-up for the 1981 ASCAP Award for adventuresome programming of contemporary music.