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Six local students named to 2013 National Youth Orchestra

Posted by Your Town  March 6, 2013 10:37 AM

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Six Boston area students have been named to the first-ever National Youth Orchestra, among 120 young musicians nationwide who have been recognized by Carnegie Hall for their exceptional talent.

"The musicians of the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will travel to New York in late June 2013 for a rigorous two-week training residency on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, working with some of the country’s best professional orchestral players,'' according to the Carnegie Hall blog.

"The young musicians will then have the opportunity to represent their country as the NYO-USA undertakes its inaugural international tour with stops at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, followed by dates in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London.''

See further coverage from WBUR here. And here are their names:

Horn
Leah Meyer, Belmont, MA

Trombone
Brian Wendel, Conway, MA

Violin
Enchi Chang, Belmont, MA

Flute
Elizabeth Sperry, Chelmsford, MA

Clarinet
Madison Freed, Brookline, MA
Tom Jeon, Lexington, MA

Below is a video, as reported by WBUR, that was submitted by Jeon:

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