Discover the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra on WRTI: Every Sunday in November
What a treat! Join us every Sunday in November, from 4 to 6 PM, to hear the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in concerts recorded live at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. You’ll hear some of the most talented young musicians in our region 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.
NEW (Recorded in Verizon Hall on 05/22/2021; Telecast premiere on PYO's Digital Stage: 07/29/2021)
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Schumann: Symphony No. 2
ARCHIVAL (Originally broadcast 4/27/2014)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Barber: Violin Concerto
Michael Ludwig, Violin
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
NEW (one hour program only) (Recorded in Verizon Hall on 06/05/2021; Telecast premiere on PYO's Digital Stage: 09/02/2021)
Still: Festive Overture
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1
ARCHIVAL (Originally broadcast on 5/26/19)
Strauss: Festive Prelude
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
David Kim, violin
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3
Peter Richard Conte, organ
The renowned PYO Music Institute, now in its 82nd season, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected community music education and youth orchestra performance programs. Training tomorrow’s leaders, PYO provides talented young musicians from across the tri-state area with exceptional musical training. Students go on to excel in many diverse fields, and it is with pride that PYO notes that many members of the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra are alumni.
The PYO Music Institute has seven program divisions: Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO); Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO); Young Musicians Debut Orchestra (YMDO), Bravo Brass; Prysm Strings; Pizzicato Players; and Tune Up Philly, an El Sistema inspired after-school program.
Ranging in age from 6 to 21 years, the musicians of the PYO Music Institute’s performing ensembles are selected by competitive audition and come from a 70-plus mile radius of Philadelphia, encompassing nearly 20 counties within Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Through advanced orchestra repertoire, students are challenged to perform at professional levels, to strive for advanced musicianship and to achieve superior technical, musical, and personal application.