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Watch and Listen: Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass Ensemble in the WRTI Performance Studio

Members of Bravo Brass in performance

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.

Watch the performance recorded live on the WRTI Facebook page.

The Bravo Brass, part of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, is the perfect musical accompaniment for Christmas, but they play all-year round as well.  It’s one of only three full-time brass ensembles in the country.

Paul Bryan, dean of Faculty and Students At the Curtis Institute, directs and offers the players training through many live performances throughout the year. Members of Bravo Brass have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious and competitive music schools.

PROGRAM for broadcast:

Christmas Day

Gustav Holst/arranged by Michael Allen

The Wexford Carol

Traditional/arranged by Phil Snedecor

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Traditional/arranged by Randall Reyman


Traditional/arranged by Anthony DiLorenzo

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Traditional/arranged by Anthony DiLorenzo