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Charles T. Downey, For National Youth Orchestra of Canada, no crowds at Strathmore to impress
Washington Post, August 11, 2012

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August is a sleepy month for classical music in Washington, and Thursday night’s concert at Strathmore was a reminder of the reason why. Here was a free concert by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, a group of the best young Canadian classical musicians, but they played to a mostly empty hall. The NYOC’s intensive summer training program for high school and college-age students is exemplary, providing the musicians with a stipend instead of charging them tuition. About 40 percent of professional orchestral musicians in Canada are alumni. [Continue reading]
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