Press Release

ISO Partners with Food Bank For New York City for “Playing for Hope” Benefit Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City…The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), a nonprofit organization, is having an online Playing for Hope Benefit Concert on May 15th at 7:30 p.m. Fifty percent of the net proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City. We are asking for a $20 donation to support the concert. This donation will provide 50 meals to a New Yorker and provide financial aid for students to keep studying music. ISO serves nearly 300 students in four orchestras and provides a nurturing environment where all children can realize their personal best, achieve high artistic standards, and share music with the community. Generous financial aid and scholarships ensure that every child can participate. To RSVP for the benefit concert, visit https://www.isorch.org/playing-for-hope. How to donate: Donate online at www.isorch.org/donate-today or send a check to ISO, 121 W. 27th Street, 902, New York, NY 10001. Download the full press release  

Winter Celebration at Symphony Space Features ISO Collaboration with Mingus Dynasty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Young musicians from InterSchool Orchestras of New York present a Winter Celebration featuring a collaboration with Mingus Dynasty and Renée Manning The Winter Celebration concert features the four levels of orchestras in InterSchool Orchestrasof New York including Morningside, Carnegie Hill, Concert Orchestra and the ISO Symphony, conducted by Dr. Matt Rotjan, Steve Rochen, Joseph Meyers, and Barry Stern respectively. The ISO Symphony will be joined on stage by Renée Manning and members of Mingus Dynasty, providing a snapshot of ISO’s dynamic season and showcasing the achievement of the students.

The Winter Celebration will take place at Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Upper Level, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 at 5:30 pm on Sunday, December 8th, 2019.

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InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the Mingus Dynasty Collaborate to Present MINGUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the Mingus Dynasty are collaborating to present MINGUS.  This concert features never-before-heard full orchestra arrangements of popular Mingus tunes arranged by Earl McIntyre.  It will also feature solo performances by the Mingus Dynasty. MINGUS will present new arrangements, created by Earl McIntyre and featuring members of Mingus Dynasty, reimagine Mingus’ Nobody Knows the Bradley I Know, Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love, and Don’t Let it Happen Here to include the powerful sound of a full symphony orchestra. The ISO Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Barry Stern, consists of students, aged 12 to 19, from every corner of New York City. This concert will take place at Long Island University’s Kumble Theater, 1 University Place, Brooklyn, NY at 6 pm on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Tickets are $20.  Purchase online. Mingus Dynasty Musicians include: Alto Saxophone: Alex Foster Tenor Saxophone: Scott Robinson Trumpet: Dr. Alex Pope Norris Trombone:  Robin Eubanks Piano: Theo Hill Bass: Boris Kozlov Drums: Donald Edwards Also featured: Singer:  Renée Manning Download the full press release  

InterSchool Orchestras: Changing the Face of Youth Orchestra Music

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July 30, 2019, New York City…The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), a nonprofit organization, is changing the face of youth orchestra music with its focus on cross-cultural genres in announcing its 2019-2020 Season in New York City.  New partnerships with many diverse and prestigious organizations highlight the rich cultural heritage of the City and expose young musicians to a wide range of musical collaborations.

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InterSchool Orchestras of New York Announces 2019-2020 Season in New York City

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), a nonprofit organization, has announced its 2019-2020 Season in New York City with a stellar line up of conductors. ISO serves more than 250 school-aged children and provides a nurturing environment where all children can realize their personal best, achieve high artistic standards, and share music with the community. Generous financial aid and scholarships ensure that every child can participate.

“We look forward to an extraordinary new season of music thanks to our multi-talented conductors and staff. We are starting the year with a Tribute to Howard Johnson and Gravity at Merkin Hall and have new commissions by Daniel Felsenfeld, Huang Ruo, and Arturo O’Farrill for youth orchestra. We will be doing exciting partnerships with the New York Chinese Cultural Center, Mingus and Ballet Hispanico as well as community concerts at Kumble Theater at LIU and a PhilarMonster in Brooklyn Heights and a 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration with the Trinity Church Youth Chorus. We are so excited to be leading the field in cross-cultural, multi-dimension genre works for youth orchestra. The students will remember these performances for their entire lives,” said Karen Geer, ISO Executive Director.

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