On 27 January Carlos Miguel Prieto returns to New York to conduct the final concert of the Juilliard Orchestra’s week-long Focus! festival. The concert features work by Julliard alumnus Reinaldo Moya and a world premiere by Gabriela Ortiz. The festival gives Juilliard students the opportunity to extend their experience and skills, as well as work with world-class conductors. Prieto is a strong supporter of music education and is currently Music Director of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.