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WRTI Host Debra Lew Harder Performs at Kimmel Center with Philadelphia Youth Orchestra on Nov. 4th

Concert pianist Debra Lew Harder

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. She's collaborating with the wonderful musicians of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Sunday, November 4 at 3 PM. Music Director Louis Scaglione conducts. More information about the concert here.

Did you know that Debra is a concert pianist with doctorates in both medicine and music?She’s the creator and performer of “Concert and Conversations with Debra Lew Harder,” a performance series that demonstrates the power of classical music within a larger social and scientific context.

She’s performed with orchestras and in recital around the world; she also arranges and transcribes music from the medieval, jazz, and non-Western repertoire for solo piano, and performs frequently with her piano trio, Trio MiReSol.

As a devoted music educator, she’s thrilled to be performing with the young musicians of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, which has a 79-year legacy of nurturing the most talented orchestral students in the Philadelphia Tri-State region and beyond. The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization encompasses six ensembles, with an age range of students from 6 to 21.

Its flagship ensemble, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, broadcasts regularly on WRTI 90.1, and boasts alumni who hold chairs in most of the top 20 professional orchestras in the U.S. 12 PYO alumni currently serve in the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Join Debra, Maestro Scaglione and the young musicians of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra at Verizon Hall on Sunday November 4 at 3 PM to hear Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, and Shostakovich’s youthful Symphony No. 1. Tickets and information here.