July 21 Ottawa, ON – presented by Chamberfest
July 22 Montreal, QC – Maison symphonique de Montréal
July 25 Parry Sound, ON – presented by Festival of the Sound
July 27 Stratford, ON – Presented by Stratford Summer Music
July 29 Toronto, ON – Koerner Hall
The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) celebrates its 59th season with a 5-city Canadian tour, preceding the orchestra’s first trip to Spain. The country’s preeminent training orchestra, NYO Canada is comprised of 100 gifted musicians between the ages of 16 and 28, who come together each summer to attend an 8-week intensive training institute, followed by a national and international tour. This year’s orchestra includes musicians from nine provinces. British conductor Michael Francis leads the summer tour, which features Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet; Manuel de Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat; Mahler’s Symphony No. 5; Sinfonia Sacra by Andrzej Panufnik; and a new work by Canadian composer Jared Miller.