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The Youth Orchestra is a Queens-based Youth Orchestra founded in 1996. The orchestra holds its open audition in the fall for members; it meets for rehearsal on each Saturday from 1-4 PM at MS 158 in Bayside, Queens, NYC from October to June. Our outstanding faculty members are; Chijen Christopher Chung, director, conductor & string; Chi-Ching Grace Lin, percussion; Chiwei Chang, wind & librarian; Lovell Chang, wind & brass; Jeffrey Liang, music consultant, Patsy Chen, artistic director and Jason Chang, executive director.

The orchestra presents two formal concerts annually. The Holiday Concert for the community during holiday season in Queens; and the Annual Concert at Lincoln Center in spring. The orchestra also performs concerts for community service at community institution, senior center and nursing home. Such as concerts in 2013-14 are at: Florence E. Smith Senior Services on December 7th; Sivercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on December 8th; Cardozo High School on December 15th ; Poppenhusen Institute on May 1Oth and Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center on May 24th.

In some summers, this orchestra had organized concert tours to West Coast, Europe and Asia. The 7th Asia Tour was successfully accomplished in the summer of 2012, performed in concerts with Da-Fong Elementary School Orchestra of

New Taipei City in Osaka and Taipei, under the conducting of Cheng-Wen Winnie Lai and Tze-Fu Liu.

Our mission is to provide the multicultural and orchestral experiences to talented and serious music students age 11-18, with our unique repertories of Classical, Popular, Jazz, Film, Broadway, Asian and New Music.Our program is sponsored, in part by the Public Funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; other sponsors including: Culture Center & Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office inNew York.





紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團二○一二年夏季完成其第七次亞洲旅行巡迴演奏,由賴政雯和劉子甫指揮,與台灣新北市大豐國小管弦樂團於日本和台灣共同演出音樂會以及就地旅遊。 紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團,成立於一九九六年,自一九九七年向紐約州政府註冊為非營利機構,一九九八至二○○七年列入紐約市政府燈塔計劃(The Beacon Program)。一九九九年起至今多次獲得紐約市皇后藝術基金協會(Queens Council on the Arts)、紐約州藝術基金協會(New York State Council on the Arts)、紐約市文化事務局(New York City Department of Cultural Affairs)頒發獎助基金及JP Morgan Chase銀行獎助基金;並獲紐約臺北經濟文化辦事處、臺北文化中心以及紐約華僑文教中心支持。 自一九九八年以來,紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團所推出的《聖誕音樂會Holiday Concert》成為皇后區聖誕佳節傳統慶典之一。紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團秉持著「服務社區•教育英才」和「幼吾幼以及人之幼」的理念,成立以來,在社區中多次親善演出,行跡遍及圖書館、公園、學校、耆老與復健中心、佛光山鹿野苑和台灣會館等。除每年定期於皇后區舉辦的聖誕音樂會與林肯中心年度音樂會之外,曾舉辦七次美亞巡迴(1997、1999、2002、2005、2007、2010、2012)、兩次美國西岸(1998、2000)以及歐洲(2006)演奏之旅,於舊金山、洛杉磯、聖地牙哥、夏威夷、臺北、宜蘭、台中、鹿港、高雄、金門、廈門、北京、上海、香港、大阪、維也納、薩爾斯堡、布拉格等地,舉辦過數十場親善交流音樂會,不僅開拓了團員們的視野,也達到音樂交流的使命。 紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團招收團員年齡自十一歲至十八歲,來自每年九月與一月兩次甄試,經錄取後,每年十月至次年六月之每週六下午一時至四時,假皇后區貝158初中(Marie Curie Middle School)排練;由多位資優指導老師教學,包括:鍾啟仁/音樂總監、指揮及弦樂,林季靜/打擊樂,張紀葳/木管及譜務,張若葳/管樂,梁兆豐/音樂顧問等,行政計有:方秀蓉/藝術總監,張俊生/行政總監。 紐約幼獅青少年管弦樂團每年舉行兩次大型音樂會,並經常於社區公益獻藝和赴醫院或老人中心慈善表演。諸如今年十二月七日於皇后區可樂娜佛羅倫斯耆英中心、十二月八日赴銀冠護理療養中心、十二月十五日假皇后區貝賽Cardozo高中演出聖誕音樂會、明年五月十日在皇后區大學點波本修森文化館、五月二十四日假林肯中心愛麗斯特莉聽(Alice Tully Hall)演出。



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Contact Us

175 Willoughby St. Suite 2A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718-834-8904
E-Mail: youthorch8@aol.com

Patsy Fang Chen, Artistic Director
Tel: 917-912-8288
E-Mail: patsychen@aol.com

Jason Chang, Executive Director
Tel: 347-306-2511
E-Mail: mdjchang@icloud.com

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