The National Youth Orchestra of the USA kick's off their 2018 tour this evening with the inaugural concert at Carnegie Hall.
Michael Tilson Thomas and Jean-Yves Thibaudet will accompany the 140 strong party to Taipei - Shanghai - Beijing - Seoul and Daejeon over the coming 17 days.
Maestro! are once again responsible for the travel & logistic arrangements for the tour as well a programmme of sightseeing and keeping the orchestra well fed thoughout the tour. Stacey Friend and Sam Green are already enroute to Taipei to make the final arrangements for the arrival of the orchestra on Sunday morning.
You can listen to the concert live online by going to WQXR National Public Radio