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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra on WRTI: January 11 at 3 PM

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Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

Join us for an exciting concert by members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director Louis Scaglione. It's the first of three concerts at the Kimmel Center in celebration of the orchestra's 75th anniversary season.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra organist Michael Stairs will perform Richard Strauss' Festliches Praeludium, a work written for the opening of the Wiener Konzerthaus and reminiscent of the composer's Alpensinfonie. Maestro Scaglione and the Orchestra will welcome to the stage three members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Smith, oboist and PYO alumnus; Angela Anderson Smith, bassoonist; and Gloria dePasquale, cellist; as well as PYO alumna Francesca dePasquale, violinist to the stage for a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's charming Sinfonia Concertante.

After intermission, the Orchestra performs Saint-Saëns' majestic Symphony No. 3, featuring Mr. Stairs on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The 'Organ' Symphony, as it has come to be called, is his last symphony synthesizing the composer's genius for creating beautiful, orchestral texture and sound. It's a broadcast not to be missed, Sunday, January 11, 3 to 5 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM and online at wrti.org. More about Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.


Richard Strauss: Festliches Praeludium, Op. 61

Franz Josef Haydn:  Sinfonia Concertante, Hob. 105

Camille Saint-Saëns:  Symphony No. 3 in c, Op. 78 'Organ'

Louis Scaglione, conductor

Peter Smith, oboe

Angela Anderson Smith, bassoon

Francesca dePasquale, violin

Gloria dePasquale, violoncello

Michael Stairs, organ