The Cuban American Youth Orchestra (CAYO) is dedicated to providing educational and performance opportunities for student and pre-professional musicians from the US and Cuba through workshops, arts delegations, and cultural exchanges.

CAYO is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a musical link between the US and Cuba. Since its founding in December 2016, CAYO has been on the forefront of cultural engagement between the people of the US and Cuba. We are proud to have the friendship and assistance of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Sphinx Organization, 21C Media Group, and  Classical Movements. With their help, CAYO programming offers students from both countries with opportunity, exposure, and a sense of optimism for our shared futures.

2019 CAYO Inaugural Tour

Juntos En Armonía • Together in Harmony
May 20-27, 2019

CAYO embarks on its first full orchestra tour next spring, marking the first large-scale artistic collaboration between the United States and Cuba. Presented by the international concert tour management company Classical Movements, in association with the Cuban Institute of Music and the National Center for Concert Music, CAYO’s “Juntos en Armonía/Together in Harmony” tour sees the newly formed ensemble of college-aged American and Cuban musicians make its debut in Cuba.

Be part of the Patron Tour, May 22-26, 2019!

Sign up by February 25th