National Youth Orchestra of Canada


The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) presents Horizons Tour, live in Winnipeg, July 23, 2024 at Centennial Concert Hall. Tickets on sale at and the Centennial Concert Hall box office, 204-949-3999.

The National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) "thrives on exploring both iconic masterpieces and innovative works," says our Music Director, Naomi Woo. "In our 2024 season, we'll delve into pieces that have shaped music history, building upon the legacies of past composers while also gesturing towards the future.”

Witness the exceptional talent of Canada's young musicians as they tackle the beloved orchestral classic Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra. Discover fresh voices through Errollyn Wallen's Mighty River and Joan Tower's Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman, Part I.

Winnipeg Program: Total Duration 113 minutes
Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps
Maurice Ravel: La valse, poème chorégraphique pour orchestre
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Flute Concerto 'Dances with the winds'
Intermission: 20 minutes
Joan Tower: Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman, Part I
Errollyn Wallen: Mighty River
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123   

The 2024 season will be an exploration of musical heritage and innovation, with performances that bridge the gap between classical traditions and contemporary visions.

Ticket Information: NYO Canada's innovative pay-what-you-can pricing model allows you to choose your ticket tier, with options ranging from $5 to $50 (processing fee included). This reflects our commitment to inclusivity and ensures financial barriers don't prevent you from enjoying the concert.

ABOUT NYO CANADA: For over six decades NYO Canada has enjoyed an iconic reputation as this nation’s pre-eminent pre-professional orchestral training institute, providing an essential bridge to the profession for Canada’s finest young musicians aged 16 to 28. Every year, up to 100 of the best and brightest are selected to participate in an intensive 5-week residential training institute mentored by a world-renowned faculty of professional musicians and educators, followed by a national tour under the baton of a world-leading conductor.

Our tuition-free training program, which runs from June to July, provides our students with more hours of practical orchestral training in one summer than most university programs offer in one year. NYO Canada’s vision is to launch Canada’s next generation of professional orchestral musicians by offering a comprehensive program that encompasses a full range of skills and experiences. Additionally, each member of the orchestra receives a personal scholarship generously provided by our sponsors and donors.  Approximately 1 in 3 professional orchestral musicians in Canada are alumni of NYOC.

National Youth Orchestra of Canada is grateful for the support of the Government of Canada, and its many donors who support its 2024 training institute and tour.  


National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYO Canada) presents Horizons Tour
Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
Tickets at

Performance date
July 23, 2024 | 7:30 pm

On Sale
March 15, 2024 | 9:00 am

Other Information
No filming or recording devices
Live performance, full capacity audience
Patrons of all ages require a ticket for entry
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