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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra on WRTI 90.1: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, A Choral Extravaganza!

Courtesy of PYO Music Institute
Maestro Louis Scaglione leads the PYO's 78th Annual Festival Concert in June, 2018.

Tune in on Sunday, August 8th from 4 to 6 PM to hear our final Philadelphia Youth Orchestra summertime concert broadcast, recorded live at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall in June, 2010 and re-scheduled from this past Sunday. 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. Your host is WRTI's Kevin Gordon with program commentary by Maestro Scaglione.

Listen at WRTI 90.1 FM, streaming at WRTI.org, and on the WRTI App.


Recorded June 2010, Verizon Hall

Saint-Saens: La Muse e le Poete

  • William dePasquale, violin
  • Gloria dePasquale, cello

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

  • Jessica Julin, Soprano
  • Lorie Gratis, Mezzo-soprano
  • Blake Smith, Tenor
  • Scott Conner,  Bass

Choral Society of Montgomery County

  • Louis Scaglione, Artistic Director

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia (now Mendelssohn Chorus)

  • Alan Harler, Artistic Director

More about the PYO Music Institute here.