Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Lovely Concert, Beautiful Setting, Great Price!

The Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO), an ensemble of PYO Music Institute (PYOMI), invites guests to take a musical journey “Around the World in 60 Minutes” on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center at Broad and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and are available at www.kimmelculturalcampus.org/.

PYAO is directed and conducted by Maestra Rosalind Erwin, who leads the very talented music students in a travelogue through Western Europe. The concert includes Verdi's Overture to I vespri siciliani, Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnole, and Hanson's Second Symphony, entitled "Romantic." 
Maestro Erwin shares her thoughts on the program: "The Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra will present a very diverse program on March 17, performing works from two of the great composers of the Romantic era of Western art music and ending with one of America's highly regarded composers of the 20th century. Guiseppe Verdi's overture from his opera I vespri siciliani showcases virtuosic abilities of the PYAO string sections; Capriccio espagnole, Rimsky-Korsakov's tour de force for orchestra, features numerous solos for woodwind, brass and the concertmaster; and Howard Hanson's Second Symphony is an excellent example of melding great "romantic" melodies with decidedly 20th century compositional techniques."
About Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO)
Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra prepares younger classical music students through a sophisticated repertoire and rigorous intellectual and musical discipline. PYAO further provides the opportunity to work with a highly experienced professional conductor, musicians, and teachers; to rehearse a standard orchestral repertoire at a professional level; and to perform in high-profile professional venues throughout the greater Philadelphia region. PYAO, conducted by Rosalind Erwin, was established in 1996 under a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
About PYO Music Institute:
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute is the tri-state region’s premier youth orchestra organization for gifted, young, classical musicians, and one of the oldest and most highly regarded youth orchestra organizations in the United States. For 83 years, the PYO Music Institute has been providing professional-caliber musical experiences to young instrumentalists, while thrilling audiences in the Greater Philadelphia region and across the globe.
The organization has nine program divisions: Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO), Young Musicians Debut Orchestra (YMDO), Bravo Brass, Prysm Strings, Pizzicato Players, Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra (PYJO), Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB), and Tune Up Philly - Orchestral Pathways Program. Ranging in age from 5 to 21 years, the musicians of the PYO Music Institute come from a 70-mile radius of Philadelphia encompassing nearly 20 counties within Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Through advanced orchestra repertoire, students are challenged to perform at the highest levels, to strive for advanced musicianship, and to achieve superior technical, musical, and personal application. Former PYOMI musicians currently hold chairs in most of the top 20 professional orchestras in the United States, with 12 PYOMI alumni currently serving in The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Extraordinary artistic leadership is a hallmark of the PYO Music Institute. Adolph Sorian (1940–1941), J.W.F. Leman (1941–1952), William R. Smith (1952–1954), and Joseph Primavera (1954–2005) served as Music Directors, with Maestro Primavera having had the extraordinary distinction of being the longest-serving active conductor of any orchestra in the world. Louis Scaglione, appointed in 1997 by Maestro Primavera and the PYOMI Board of Trustees, continues the legacy of leadership, currently serving as the PYO Music Institute’s President, CEO and Music Director.
For more information, please visit https://pyomusic.org/.

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