Rising senior Helen Wu, who was selected to play and travel with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America this summer, embarks on a two-week national tour starting July 24, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Seiji Ozawa Hall in Massachusetts, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and more. Wu is one of only three violinists from California who were selected to join the prestigious orchestra this summer! Here is a little background: http://news.harker.org/instrumentalists-honored-by-selection-to-all-state-one-selected-for-national-youth-orchestra/
“This is one of the greatest accomplishments and honors a Harker instrumentalist has ever achieved, so I’m really proud to share it with you,” said Chris Florio, leader of The Harker School Orchestra. The photo was taken last week of Wu and world-renowned violinist Gil Shaham after his first rehearsal with the youth orchestra. Tour dates are on the Carnegie Hall website: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/National-Youth-Orchestra-of-the-United-States-of-America/
Congrats to Helen and best wishes for a great summer tour!