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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Festival Concert and Ovation Awards with WRTI's Kevin Gordon

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WRTI Classical Host Kevin Gordon

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.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Ovation Award honors an outstanding music teacher in the Delaware Valley Region who, while imparting musical knowledge, builds character, self-confidence and capabilities that position students for success in every aspect of their lives. The Ovation Award highlights the significance of music education and applauds the positive impact of music teachers on the greater community.

Maestro Louis Scaglione conducts the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in the following program:

Zarb-Cousin:  Orchestral Prelude in E Major, World Premiere - Third Annual Young Composers Competition Winner

Bartók:  Concerto for Orchestra

Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 5

Tickets for Sunday afternoon’s program are from $20 to $30 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or at the door. More info here.

The finalists of the sixth annual PYO Ovation Award:
Brent Edmondson - Philadelphia, PA
Gabriel Gaw, Nominator

Alexander Gittelman - Yardley, PA
Kirsten Tiroly, Nominator

Elizabeth Guerriero - Lawrenceville, NJ
Isaac Balsan, Nominator
Casey Cassel, Nominator
George Koncikowski, Nominator
Spencer Stover, Nominator

Virginia Herrmann - Ambler, PA
Alexander Wallack, Nominator

Rachel Ku - Doylestown, PA
Phoebe Vallapureddy, Nominator

Shannon Lee - Flourtown, PA
Rebekah Lee, Nominator

Adriana Linares - Lansdale, PA
Vinyak Shankar, Nominator

Charles Salinger - Ambler,PA
Andrew Battaglia, Nominator
Molly Cutler, Nominator
Julie Kratz, Nominator

Lee Snyder - Huntingdon Valley, PA
Eric Gao, Nominator
Grace Wei, Nominator

Nancy Voigt- Huntingdon Valley, PA
Riley Truchel. Nominator

Join the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and WRTI's Kevin Gordon for an afternoon of great music on Sunday, June 1st at 3 PM at the Kimmel Center.

A veteran broadcaster, Kevin garnered a wealth of experience in radio before taking the weekday classical host position from 2 to 6 PM at WRTI, where he was on the air until his retirement in March 2023.