|The Mannes Orchestra
Hometown: New York City
Web site: http://www.newschool.edu/mannes
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Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City has a single orchestra that includes about half of its 300 college students. This allows younger undergraduates to learn from their more experienced graduate-level colleagues who, in turn, serve as mentors. Under the leadership of David Hayes, Director of Orchestral and Conducting Studies at Mannes, the highly regarded Mannes Orchestral Studies Program prepares young musical artists for careers as orchestral musicians. During each academic year in public concerts, The Mannes Orchestra performs a comprehensive symphonic repertoire ranging from classical to modern in a series of public concerts mostly at Alice Tully Hall and participates in Mannes Opera productions. Guest conductors who have led concerts or readings in recent years include Philippe Entremont, Paul Nadler, Leonard Slatkin, and Mannes graduates Yves Abel and JoAnn Falletta.