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.