Athalie Claude- Lilia Vaval and Jason Arevalo of New World School of the Arts’ high school music division are among the 118 musicians participating in the National Youth Orchestra. Students will tour the country with conductor David Eric Robertson and violinist Gil Shaham.
Athalie began playing the viola at the age of 8, was a member of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony for five years and became the principal violist in the senior orchestra. She is a scholarship recipient of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, the Coral Gables Music Club and the Music Club of Hollywood’s Summer Music Study.
Jason performed his first violin solo in 2006 and continued with the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the New World Symphony. He recently won scholarships to the Eastern Music Festival, Brevard Music Center and the Music Club of Hollywood’s Summer Music Study.
The program will begin July 5 and has two parts. Part one includes a two-week residency at Purchase College in New York. The second part includes a tour of eight cities throughout the United States for students to showcase their talent.
The first performance will be at the Performing Arts Center in New York following a concert in Carnegie Hall.