Led by Artistic Advisor PLÁCIDO DOMINGO, YOA Orchestra of the Americas is a world-class symphony orchestra of 100 musical leaders, ages 18 to 30, representing 25 countries of the Western Hemisphere.


Carlos Miguel Prieto, Music Director
Martha Argerich • Joshua Bell • Sarah Chang • Thomas Clamor • John Corigliano • Roberto Diaz • Paquito D'Rivera • Gustavo Dudamel • Tan Dun • James Ehnes • Christoph Eschenbach • Ingrid Fliter • Nelson Freire • Philip Glass • Giancarlo Guerrero • María Guinand • Miguel Harth-Bedoya • Alex Klein • Louis Lortie • Yo-Yo Ma • Arturo Marquez • Branford Marsalis • Roberto Minczuk • Gabriela Montero • Ennio Morricone • Yannick Nézet-Séguin • Cristina Ortiz • Helmuth Rilling • Leonard Slatkin • Leon Spierer • Maximiano Valdes • Emmanuel Villaume • John Williams • Benjamin Zander • David Zinman


YOA's Pan American Tour highlights youth leadership, cultural exchange, and social development through a month of concerts and community engagement across Eastern Canada. See Tour Book

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2/2/2015 2/17/2015 Leaders: Washington DC USA
4/3/2015 4/16/2015 Leaders: Washington DC, USA
5/29/2015 6/7/2015 Leaders: Portland, Oregon USA
6/8/2015 6/21/2015 Leaders: Xela, Guatemala
6/27/2015 7/7/2015 Leaders: Port of Spain, Trinidad
7/5/2015 8/4/2015 2015 Pan American Tour
7/5/2015 7/24/2015 Leaders: Verbier, Switzerland
8/1/2015 8/10/2015 Leaders: Quebec, Canada


YOA’s Caribbean Tour – involving the participation of more than 1,000 musicians – showcased the voice of the Caribbean as a vital contributor to the Americas, and paved the way towards deeper regional ties, understanding, and integration between the Caribbean and the Americas as a whole. The tour included performances across the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Haiti. See Tour Report