Join us every Sunday throughout the month of November 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.
Sunday, November 3 - (Recorded in concert June, 2019)
Zarb-Cousin - Symphonic Prelude in E minor (world premiere)
Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
Sunday, November 10 - (Recorded in concert November, 2016)
Barber - Overture to the School for Scandal
Sibelius - Violin Concerto (David Kim, violin)
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
Sunday, November 17 - (Recorded in concert February, 2016)
Berlioz - Harold in Italy (Kerri Ryan, viola)
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
Sunday, November 24 - (Recorded in concert June 2013)
Mahler - Symphony No. 2 (Mendelssohn Club)
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.