Join us every Sunday throughout the month of May from 4 to 6 PM to hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in four concerts recorded live at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. You’ll hear some of the most talented young musicians in our region, playing with exceptional soloists, and conducted by PYO Music Director Louis Scaglione. Listen at WRTI 90.1, streaming at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI App.
May 5, 2019 - June 2014 Concert (rebroadcast)
Benjamin Britten - Four Sea Interludes
Edward Elgar - Sea Pictures (Chrystal Williams, mezzo)
Gustav Holst – The Planets (Michael Stairs, organ)
Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance No. 1
May 12, 2019 - November 2015 Concert (rebroadcast)
Richard Strauss - Til Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Reinhold Gliere - Horn Concerto (Jennifer Montone, horn)
Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2
May 19, 2019 - November 2018 Concert (new broadcast)
Richard Wagner – Overture to “The Flying Dutchman”
Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto (Debra Lew Harder, piano)
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1
May 26, 2019 - February 2019 Concert (new broadcast)
Richard Strauss - Festive Prelude (Peter Richard Conte, organ)
Max Bruch - Scottish Fantasy (David Kim, violin)
Camille Saint-Saens - Symphony No. 3 (Peter Richard Conte, organ)
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest and most highly regarded youth orchestra organizations in the United States. Founded in 1940, the PYO provides professional-caliber musical experiences to young gifted instrumentalists, and performances for discriminating audiences in the Greater Philadelphia region and across the globe.
The organization has five programs: Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO), Bravo Brass, Philadelphia Region Youth String Music (PRYSM), and Tune Up Philly, an after-school program modeled after Venezuela’s El Sistema.
Ranging in age from 6 to 21 years, the musicians of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization are selected by competitive audition and come from a 70-plus mile radius of Philadelphia encompassing nearly 20 counties within Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Through advanced orchestra repertoire, students are challenged to perform at professional levels, to strive for advanced musicianship and to achieve superior technical, musical, and personal application.