The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra on WRTI 90.1: Four Summertime Concert Broadcasts

Jul 18, 2021

Tune in on four consecutive Sundays, from 4 to 6 PM, to hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in 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.

Your host is WRTI's Kevin Gordon with program commentary by Maestro Scaglione.

Listen at WRTI 90.1 FM, streaming at, and on the WRTI App.

July 11
Recorded February 2017, Verizon Hall
Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 1
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
Stravinsky: Firebird (1919)

July 18
Recorded June 2011, Verizon Hall
71st Annual Festival Concert
Berlioz: Roman Carnival
Sibelius: Violin Concerto

  • Francesca dePasquale, violin

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

July 25
Recorded June 2018, Verizon Hall
78th Annual Festival Concert
Day: Manhattan Nights
Bernstein: West Side Story
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

August 1
Recorded June 2010, Verizon Hall
Saint-Saens: La Muse e le Poete

  • William dePasquale, violin
  • Gloria dePasquale, cello

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

  • Jessica Julin, Soprano
  • Lorie Gratis, Mezzo soprano
  • Blake Smith, Tenor
  • Scott Conner,  Bass

Choral Society of Montgomery County

  • Louis Scaglione, Artistic Director

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

  • Alan Harler, Artistic Director