About the YOA

A Powerful Network Transforming Lives and Communities through Music

Led by Artistic Advisor, Plácido Domingo, YOA is a multicultural, world-class symphony orchestra of 100 gifted young musicians, ages 18 and 30, from more than 20 countries of the Western Hemisphere. Musicians are selected through a rigorous audition process at local, national and international levels. The finest musicians are chosen to participate on full scholarship to allow for the greatest diversity possible. Each July, the musicians gather for a 2-week residency to participate in master classes and rehearsals of diverse and challenging repertoire in preparation for a 3-week concert tour in multiple countries of the Western Hemisphere, and beyond. Over 10,000 youth have auditioned and more than 700 participated in YOA to date.

The mission of YOA is to bring together energetic, talented musicians to pursue excellence and celebrate cultural diversity as a catalyst for social change.

Our vision is to enable outstanding young musicians from all backgrounds to realize their artistic passion and human potential and become effective ambassadors by bringing the transformational power of orchestral music to diverse audiences.

YOA is a certified non-profit organization incorporated in the United States, Costa Rica, and Venezuela. YOACanada is a certified charitble institution with Canada Revenue Agency.

Watch an introductory video for the YOA here: YouTube.

Visit their official site here: YOA.org

2011 Festival Schedule for YOA: Orchestra of the Americas:

Fri, Aug 26

7:30pm

Chamber Music w/ Days and Nights Festival Players and Members of the YOA

This evening of chamber music features the Days and Nights Festival Players and members of the YOA: Orchestra of the Americas. Led by Plácido Domingo, the YOA brings together energy and talent from around the world, with the vision to enable young musicians to realize their artistic potential and drive social change.

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$45, $35
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Sat, Aug 27

2:30pm

Chamber Music w/ Days and Nights Festival Players and Members of the YOA

Members of the YOA: Orchestra of the Americas join the Festival Players again for a second night. The evening’s chamber music features compositions by Glass, Bartók, and Mendelssohn.

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Sat, Aug 27

7:30pm

Dance w/ Molissa Fenley & Company

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Molissa Fenley will present a series of original dance pieces, including her newest work: The Vessel Stories. Dedicated to the artistic life and work of Brian Buczak, The Vessel Stories features original score by Philip Glass.

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Sun, Aug 28

2:30pm

Dance w/ Molissa Fenley & Company

Molissa Fenley returns for a matinee performance of original dance. If you were unable to attend Saturday evening, please join us Sunday for a beautiful afternooon of dance and music.

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All YOA performances take place at:
Hidden Valley Music Seminars
88 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924