The Asian Youth Orchestra concluded its 12th tour this summer, gathering 103 talented musicians between the ages of 15 and 25 from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

As on past tours, the AYO this year abundantly exhibited energy, enthusiasm and excitement. What it may lack in technique or depth, it was able to compensate for musically by its youth and optimism, and culturally by the vibrant unity of performers originating from 12 diverse Asian nations.

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