TEDxBoston 2009

Youth Orchestra of the Americas

Benjamin Zander conducts the Youth Orchestra of the Americas

Youth Orchestra of the Americas Concert



The vision of the YOA is to enable outstanding young musicians from all backgrounds to realize their artistic passion and human potential and become effective ambassadors by bringing the transformational power of orchestral music to diverse audiences.
Led by Artistic Advisor, Plácido Domingo, YOA is a multicultural, world-class symphony orchestra of 100 gifted young musicians, aged between 18 and 28, from over 20 countries of the Western hemisphere. Musicians are selected via a rigorous audition process at local, national, and international levels. The finest musicians are chosen to participate on full scholarship to allow for the greatest diversity possible, regardless of economic background or means.