Directed by Kenneth Bean, PYMO provides most students, age 10 to 17, with their first introduction to large orchestral. Their musical selections will include Bizet’s “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1”, Strauss’s “The Blue Danube, Op. 314”, Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture, Op. 62”, Mascagni/Bean’s “Intermezzo” from “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Verdi’s “Overture to Nabucco”.
Bean is thrilled with the accomplishments of his students who are so new to performing with peers in an orchestra setting. He said, “It’s been remarkable to watch the growth of our students during the first year of PYMO. Learning to play with an orchestra is not easy and takes more than talented music skills. Being able to take direction from a conductor as they play alongside their peers offers it own challenges, ones experienced by all age musicians, and the PYMO students have taken to it beautifully.”
With the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC) as a community partner TPAC can help students envision their future self as they see their potential in this college setting. Bean added, “We are bringing the students to perform at TPAC because it is an excellent facility and, also, to help the students envision college as part of their destiny.”
For more information, please visit www.pyos.org or call 215.545.0502.
About the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra:
Now concluding its 77th year, training tomorrow’s leaders, the renowned Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization, led by President and Music Director, Maestro Louis Scaglione, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected community music education and youth orchestra performance programs, providing 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 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra notes that many members of the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra are alumni.