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Education Through Music

Education Through Music is our official partner for our organization's festival. Beyond our partnership with them, we will also be sending our staff members to their school programs over the course of a week for side-by-side rehearsals and performances from our ensemble.

Brooklyn Music School

We are in the developing a day-long program with the Brooklyn Music School. We hope to touch as many of their programs as possible, and will provide coaching and side-by-side rehearsals with our expert musicians.

Opportunity Music Project

We plan to work with Opportunity Music Project to help de-mystify the college admission process for their students, as well as to share our experiences with music. In particular, we will be talking about how music influenced both admission and college.

More Programs

We are actively seeking to increase the scope and number of our programs. Please feel free to drop us a line, and we can talk about how Ivy Orchestra can serve you!

Our Partner

Education Through Music

Our partner for this year's festival is Education Through Music. All of the profits from our the benefit concert in March will be donated to Education Through Music. We are impressed by their dedication to provide high-quality music education inner city schools, and agree with their commitment to make music a core subject.

The Festival

2018 Conductor

Ankush Bahl

Hailed by the New York Times as an “energetic” conductor who leads with “authority and enthusiasm,” Ankush Kumar Bahl is recognized today as a conductor with unassailable technique, thoughtful interpretations, and affable podium presence. Bahl has made, in recent years, appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the National Opera Orchestre de Nancy, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony; among others in the U.S. and Europe. This season, Bahl will expand his international presence with debuts in Canada, Mexico and South America. This summer, Bahl will appear once again with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and make his debut with an all Mendelssohn program at the Chautauqua Institute. Mr. Bahl is a proud recipient of the 2013 and 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Awards as well as the 2009 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship.

In 2011, Bahl began a 2 year appointment with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. under the mentorship of Christoph Eschenbach. As a result of his work with the orchestra and his contributions to the D.C. community, Bahl was renewed in 2013 for an additional 2 seasons. During his time with the NSO, Bahl conducted over 100 performances including his NSO debut in 2011, his subscription concert debut in 2012, his Wolf Trap debut in 2013, the inaugural concert of the Rubenstein Family Organ for the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, numerous run out concerts for the NSO’s In Your Neighborhood program, and his annual Young People’s Concerts which educated over 24,000 students each year. In addition, Bahl was the primary conductor for the NSO’s Beyond the Score series and in February 2013, he stepped in on hours notice for an ailing Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos in a performance that included Respighi’s Pines of Rome and featured mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and pianist Daniil Trifonov.


Please join us for the final performance of our inaugural orchestra festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 25th, 2018. The proceeds from this concert will be donated to our partner, Education Through Music. Our orchestra will join together on March 23rd after a selection period and work together intensely for three days to produce this concert.

Our repertoire is still being selected, but the concert will conclude with Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. Our conductor, Maestro Bahl, will be leading us through the piece as well as the rehearsals throughout the festival.