The Orchestra of the Americas
Available for touring in Mexico: July & early August 2019
“It was an extremely special night, full of energy, emotion, and above all, good music… The success was total… both the quality of the music and the response of the audience… a concert to remember.”
–El Norte, Monterrey, Mexico
“From the start the orchestra exhibited its interpretive range and contagious energy.”
–Diario la Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Orchestra of the Americas
The Orchestra of the Americas is a pan-American symphony of top musicians, ages 18 to 30, representing 25+ countries in the Western Hemisphere. With more than 5,000 musicians entering the audition process each year, the 80-member ensemble ranks among the most competitive music platforms in the world. The orchestra’s Mission is to empower rising musical leaders to transform lives across the Americas and beyond. Full scholarships ensure the greatest caliber of artistry possible. The Season Centerpiece is a July & August residence and concert tour hosted each year in different regions of the world.
The Orchestra performs on the world’s most iconic stages including the Oriental Arts Centre – Shanghai, Saint Peter’s Basilica – Vatican, Symphony Center – Chicago, Teatro Teresa Carreño – Caracas, Teatro Colón – Buenos Aires, Sala Sao Paulo, The ElbPhilharmonie – Hamburg, The Kennedy Center – Washington DC, The European Centre for Music – Luslawice, Teatro Municipal – Santiago, The Rheingau Festival – Wiesbaden, Palais Montcalm – Québec, The Edinburgh International Festival, Teatro SODRE – Montevideo, Bellas Artes – Mexico City, Teatro Nacional – Costa Rica, Koerner Hall – Toronto, and Carnegie Hall – New York, to name a few—in addition to pioneering shows in creative settings from Jamaica to Belize, from Guatemala to Ukraine, from rural Canada to Western China to Patagonia. The orchestra brings renowned artists from Yo-Yo Ma to Valery Gergiev, from Plácido Domingo to Philip Glass, into the lives of musicians and audiences across the Americas and beyond.
The impact of The Orchestra of the Americas stretches far and wide. It has reached millions through live performances, television and radio broadcasts, recordings, print media, and documentary films. Participants return home to share knowledge with their communities, and win jobs in the most prestigious institutions around the world. The orchestra serves as a model for countless national and regional music initiatives worldwide.
Winner, XVI Latin Grammy Awards,
Best Classical Album
Winner, League of American Symphony Orchestras, Golden Baton
$0 cost to audition or participate
1,250 orchestra alumni
250,000+ live audiences reached
5,000 average applications to participate
80 musicians accepted annually
24 average age of musicians
350+ concerts performed around the world
250 alumni working in professional orchestras
around the world
26 countries represented
33 countries toured