Ten music educators from the Delaware Valley will be honored by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) during their Annual Festival Concert at the Kimmel Center on June 1st for "inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education."
Listen to WRTI at 90.1 FM or online at wrti.org this Sunday at 4 pm for a brilliant concert broadcast featuring the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Music Director Louis Scaglione conducts, and violinist Michael Ludwig plays the Barber Violin Concerto. Also on the program, Vaughan Williams' haunting Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and Sergei Rachmaninoff's romantic Symphony No. 2 in a complete performance.
Join us Easter Sunday, March 31, 4 to 6 pm, for a glorious concert by the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. The program features cellist Gloria dePasquale, guest soloist, in a performance of Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major.
Also in the concert, which was recorded in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center this past February, is Dvorak's brilliant Carnival Overture, and Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, "Romantic." Music Director Louis Scaglione conducts. More about the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
It's Philadelphia's talented youth in a virtuoso program for orchestra this Sunday. Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, Debussy's La Mer, and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique make up the program conducted by Music Director Louis Scaglione.
The concert was recorded in performance this past June, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, and marked the end of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 72nd Season. Sunday, September 23, 3 to 5 pm.
A five-day-a-week training program in West Philadelphia aims to provide a safe haven and cultivate lasting skills through classical music. At St. Francis de Sales school, students in grades one through seven are the focal point of the newly launched after-school project: TUNE UP PHILLY. It's the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's version of Venezuela's youth orchestras and ensembles known as El Sistema. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston learns about its transformative potential.