Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

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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.

September 3, 2019. With the start of the 2019-2020 season just around the corner, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization will soon be celebrating a big anniversary —80 years young! To mark this milestone, as well as WRTI’s Back to School Week, we’re bringing to you the PYO 2014 live recording as our Classical Album of the Week.

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Join WRTI Classical Host Kevin Gordon on Sunday, June 2nd at 3 PM at the Kimmel Center as he serves as master of ceremonies for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s 79th annual festival concert and the 6th annual Ovation Award.

Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor is one of my all-time favorite pieces. It’s passionate, lyrical, intimate, and joyous. The opening melody alone, which Robert based on his wife Clara’s name, is “from another world,” as André Watts once said.

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.

Listen to the youthful exuberance of the Bravo Brass Ensemble performing music for the holiday season in the WRTI Performance Studio. WRTI's Kevin Gordon is host.

You enjoy her voice and music selections on Saturday Morning Classical Coffeehouse with Debra Lew Harder on WRTI 90.1. Now you can hear Debra perform live at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, in Robert Schumann’s majestic Piano Concerto in A minor.

WRTI Classical Host Jack Moore announced the winner of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s Fifth Annual Ovation Award at the Kimmel Center on June 10th.  This year's recipient of the award is violist and teacher Shelley Beard Santore.

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