The New York Festival Orchestra (NYFO) will focus on "CROSS CULTURAL EXCHANGE" opportunities to celebrate the "GOODWILL" among versatile nationalities in New York City area which is often called "a melting pot". This idea derives from our very first concert (U.S.A.-JAPAN Goodwill Concert in aid of the Philippines' typhoon victims) took place at the Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium under the baton of the prominent Japanese conductor, HIDEAKI HIRAI, whom NYFO has immediately appointed as Music Director and Conductor upon our great success, starting with 2014-2015 season. 

The concert was enthusiastically received by nearly 3,000 music lovers, who packed the most famous concert hall in the U.S., as well as rave reviews by critics; which naturally led us to start this organization. We believe that music is the world's best "CULTURAL AMBASSADOR" which can make human lives ever better. 

NYFO will explore our future activities upon "3 perspectives" as below: 

1. New York Festival Orchestra will share, respect and celebrate "the spirits of the great composers" as if it is a "FESTIVAL" to dedicate our sincere and passionate performances of their masterworks. 

2. We will plan to have educational and outreach programs as well as regular subscription concerts and tours to share the "GOODWILL" among many countries in the world.  NYFO is under the umbrella of "Forte90, Inc." which has contributed extensively to bring enlightening live music to various areas and generations over many years. The Orchestra will build up our efforts and commitment to follow such wonderful tradition.  

3. Since many great composers have been often influenced by other genre of arts, NYFO intends to collaborate with various arts such as painting, photography, literature, ceramics and fashion through exhibitions in the lobby or article series in the program booklet along with our performances. We hope that the audience can share the feelings of the "TOTAL ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE" with us and enjoy our concert even more deeply. 

In order to make our exciting activities happen, we would like to ask for your generous support and encouragement. 

We are very much looking forward to meeting you at our concerts in this special inaugural season!