Posted 1 August, 2013 by MCD in News

Two great orchestras in concert together

With great international stature was presented for the first time in Guatemala, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas-Youth Orchestra of the Americas-, for its acronym in English, in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala. Brought together more than 160 young musicians from different countries of Latin, in a majestic presentation 31 July on the stage of the Great Hall Efrain Recinos.

The art direction was given by Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto, who led the Spanish Capricho orchestral work of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Spanish melodies from. Also the author's Violin Concerto Samuel Barber.


Special invited as soloist James Ehnes participate, Canadian violinist, considered among the ten best in the world and known for his virtuous and inquisitive audiences captivated by the ability to take notes in time with the music.

Representing Guatemala, in touch YOA violates the brothers Carlos Miguel and Manuel Alejandro Polanco Toc, Quetzaltenango, that certainly feasted Xelajú Moon, the sweet melody that the public received with enthusiasm, near the end of the concert.

As part of the Central American tour 2013, celebrates YOA 500 years of the first sighting of the Pacific Ocean, discovered from a summit located in the Isthmus of Panama, by Vasco Nunez Hidalgo and, the 25 September 1513.

The YOA was founded in the United States in the year 2002 pore Gilda Ochoa, President of the Board and the Master Placido Domingo, with the theme that has characterized the Foundation since its inception: "Music Trasformando Life". The main objective is to recruit young people from different countries of the world, between 18 a 25 years old.


The call is conducted annually by the YOA in early January and February. Youth applicants must enter the site www.yoa.org, where you will find layers of tracks, which must learn, record and upload to You Tube page, for teachers selected to 80 musicians, a thousand applications entering the world, affirm Andrés Ortiz, Public Relations YOA.

The activity was present, Carlos Batzin, Minister and Leandro Yax, Deputy, who expressed the desire to further promote such international events in our country. YOA is nowadays, musical reference for the entire region. We know that the quality of the performers is very high level, expressed Batzin.

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