Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to perform special showcase for their 80th anniversary season

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

This month holds a special occasion for the nationally known Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. On January 26th, the PYO will present on stage all six of their program ensemble divisions, coinciding with the organization’s 80th anniversary season at in Verizon Hall of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to perform special showcase for their 80th anniversary season

According to a release,  WRTI 90.1 broadcaster and media veteran Kevin Gordon will host the program, where each ensemble will individually perform. Guests who attend the performance will be greeted upon arrival from members of Tune Up Philly, a program division of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Several notable TUP alumni who have matriculated into prominent audition-based ensembles will be acknowledged during the showcase and share their experiences.

“Our students have put immense effort into practicing for the Showcase as we proudly demonstrate the skill of each our distinguished ensembles. As we celebrate our 80th season, we hope the afternoon’s diverse music program will bring joy to all of the attending friends and family,” said PYO President and Music Director Louis Scaglione in a release. 

The performances will include “Bizet- L’Arlésienne Suite No 2” performed by intermediate-level students and conducted by Kenneth Bean; Rimsky-Korsakov: “Alborada from Capriccio espagnol” performed by Gloria dePasquale, PRYSM Conductor and Andrea Weber, PRYSM Young Artists Conductor; Tchaikovsky: “Symphony No. 4” performed by students ages 12 – 18 under the direction of Rosalind Erwin; Smith: “Suite for Young Orchestra” performed by Tune Up Philly and directed by Paul Smith; and Respighi: “Pini di Roma” conducted by Louis Scaglione. 

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