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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra with acclaimed soloists on WRTI: Every Sunday in November

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra conducted by Louis Scaglione in the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall.
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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra conducted by Louis Scaglione.

Tune in on Sundays in November from 4 to 6 p.m. 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 — accompanied by distinguished soloists — conducted by PYO Music Director Louis Scaglione.

Your host is WRTI'sKevin Gordon with program commentary byMaestro Scaglione.

Listen on WRTI 90.1, streaming at WRTI.org, on theWRTI mobile app, and on your favoritesmart speaker. Listen for up to two weeks after broadcast onWRTI Replay.


Nov. 6
Performance from April, 2022

Still: Symphony No. 2 in G minor, “Song of a New Race”
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Louis Scaglione and students from the PYO talk with Kevin Gordon about the Nov. 6 broadcast.

Nov. 13
Performance from June, 2022

Guilmant: Symphony No. 2 in A major: I. Introduction et Allegro risoluto
Peter Richard Conte, organ
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
David Kim, violin
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

Maestro Louis Scaglione, PYO Concertmaster Gabriela Salvador-Riera, 1st violin Daniel Cheng and PYO oboist Celia Wojcik talk with Kevin Gordon about the Nov. 13 broadcast

Nov. 20
Performance from Nov., 2014

Strauss: Festival Prelude, Op. 61
Michael Stairs, organ
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major
Francesca dePasquale, violin
Gloria dePasquale, cello
Peter Smith, oboe
Angela Anderson Smith, bassoon
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ Symphony”
Michael Stairs, organ

Maestro Louis Scaglione and director of Prysm Strings and cello soloist on the program Gloria dePasquale talk with WRTI host Kevin Gordon about the Nov. 20 broadcast.

Nov. 27
Performance from June, 2013

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection" Michelle Johnson, soprano
Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano
Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia

Learn more about the PYO Music Institutehere.