The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 29 years since its co-founding by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1000 alumni worldwide.

A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of 87 young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’ extensive distance learning via the internet.

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anjanette asenjo 24/11/2017
Gorgeous space with world class performances
Alex Gonzalez 28/10/2017
Definitely will return again after watching the pulse light show
Alex Gonzalez 28/10/2017
Enjoyed auditioning for high school national arts program.
Say Bookkeeping 24/10/2017
The space is beautiful, and the center itself is a nice piece of architecture. The outdoor movies in the park on Wednesday nights are a great family night, and it's free to everyone who wants to attend. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket, and watch a movie under the stars. Top notch night on the cheap. 5 stars.
Jesse Ojanen 07/05/2017
Beautiful hall. The level of musicianship of the orchestra is wonderful. Attending a wallcast is a must for any native or even visitor.

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Join the Fellows for an intimate glimpse into their craft with behind-the-scenes presentations on topics ranging from music appreciation to the historic contexts of composers and more.

The New World Symphony presents a festive program celebrating the holiday season, offering audience members an opportunity to gather and share music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages.