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Winter Concert Festival Media Alert

January 7, 2016


 InterSchool Orchestras of New York Celebrates Its Young Musicians in a Two-Day Winter Music Festival

What: InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) Winter Music Festival featuring the music of Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Gershwin and others.

Who: ISO’s eight youth music ensembles made up of 336 of greater NYC’s (all five boroughs, Westchester and New Jersey) most talented young musicians from the City’s public, private and parochial schools. ISO’s ensembles include 4 beginner orchestras, 2 intermediate orchestras, a symphonic band, and the advanced ISO Symphony.


Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 pm featuring:

  • Queens East Orchestra and Morningside Orchestra

                     Conductors Joseph Seifers and Erika Boras-Tesi

  • Carnegie Hill Orchestra

                     Conductor Steven Rochen 

  • Concert Orchestra

Conductor Lawrence Markiewicz

Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 pm featuring:

  • ISO at Turtle Bay Orchestra with the Trinity Florentine Orchestra

Conductors Barry Stern and Matthew Rotjan

  • ISO Symphonic Band at Third Street

Founder and Conductor Brian P. Worsdale

  • ISO Symphony

ISO Artistic Director and Conductor Jeffrey Grogan

 Where: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York, NY.  Tickets for each night are $15 ($8 for students, seniors, and Symphony Space members), which are available from the Symphony Space box office and online at

Contact:  Herman Leptz, Administrative Director, 212-410-0370,,

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and many generous foundations and individuals.

MEDIA ALERT – ISO Winter Music Festival 2016