Orchestra of the Americas performing in Chile.
Michael S. Wright writes:
I picked this up in this weeks Jamaica Gleaner. ‘The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) will be collaborating with the Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) on the final leg of their month long Caribbean tour.’ More details see http://jamaicagleaner.mobi/gleaner/20140622/ent/ent81.php
Jamaica, West Indies
June 22, 2014
The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) will be collaborating with the Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) on the final leg of their monthlong Caribbean tour.
The visit will mark the end of the YOA's first Caribbean tour involving participation of more than 1,000 musicians across three countries - Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica.
The visit will feature a full symphony orchestra of 90 players, performing works by Latin, Caribbean and European composers.
An international symphony orchestra of 90 musicians has not played in Jamaica in over four decades, and so the tour is of added significance.
On its visit to Jamaica, the orchestra will engage in music education workshops with youth at risk from communities across Kingston, as well as music workshops with students and music instructors attached to NYOJ.
The YOA will perform two concerts while in Jamaica - one in St Andrew at Church on The Rock on Thursday, July 24, and then on Saturday, July 26, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.