Covet’s Yvette Young to Innovate New Music for String Orchestra

One of the most respected names in modern guitar culture, Yvette Young is The Next Festival of Emerging Artists‘ Featured Guest Composer as part of their 10th Anniversary Season.

Hot off the heels of a national tour with her math-rock band Covet, Young will work directly with 20 hand selected string musicians from all over the country in the creation of new work for string orchestra.

After a weeklong residency at PS21 / Performance Spaces of the 21st Century’s state-of-the art venue on 100 acres of unspoiled woodlands, The Next Festival will present world premiere performances in New York’s Hudson Valley on June 2nd and NYC on June 3rd. Young will also perform her new work with the Orchestra.

“I’m not really in a box in terms of chord shapes. And I don’t use [traditional] shapes at all, which freaks a lot of people out!” – Yvette Young, Interview with Music Radar

Teaching herself guitar by ear, building one million+ followers online, and establishing endorsements from Yamaha, Yvette Young has a truly invaluable story to share with aspiring creatives, and we can’t wait to hear what she does with a full string section in her endlessly creative hands.

Learn more about The Next Festival of Emerging Artists
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Read our review of “Firebird” from Covet