The National Youth Orchestra is Canada’s premier training institute for orchestral musicians. Each year, the country’s best and brightest young musicians compete for a coveted place in the award-winning youth orchestra. Today, more than 40 percent of the professional musicians working in Canadian orchestras are NYO alumni. We are delighted to host National Youth Orchestra of Canada here at Queen’s this summer. Following an intensive six-week residential training institute, NYO will perform a concert at the Isabel featuring brand new commissions to the beloved favourites of Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms.