TUP Director and Conductor Paul Smith explained the dedication of his young students. He said, “Our curriculum at TUP provides invaluable opportunities to children in under-resourced areas to study and master a variety of orchestral music. The commitment of these young musicians underscores their dedication to the music. We look forward to this performance.”
About Philadelphia Youth Orchestra:
Now in its 79th year of training tomorrow’s leaders, the renowned Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization 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. For more information, please visit www.pyos.org.
The anchor group is the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), conducted by President and Music Director Louis Scaglione, featuring 120 gifted instrumentalists who range in age from 14-21.