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2014 April – A Noteworthy Special Edition: Gala 2014
This special edition of Noteworthy is dedicated to our Annual Gala celebrating 74 years of music education excellence. Download (PDF).
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Now Announcing: Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's OVATION Award
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's OVATION Award - for Inspiration and Outstanding Leadership in Music Education - is presented by The H.E.L.P. (R) Foundation and sponsored by Jacobs Music Company, J.W. Pepper and WRTI-90.1 FM. More Information
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2014 February – Keynote
Read a letter from associate director Paul Smith about a new year, new collaborations and expanded enrollment, read about the D'Addario Foundation grant, and more. Download (PDF)
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2014 January – Noteworthy
Meet Rosalind Erwin and find out about her role with PYAO, get a peek at the new PYO t-shirts, and more. Download (PDF)
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2013 December – Keynote
The December 2013 issue of the Keynote newsletter includes a reminder for the first TUP concert of the Season, information about the new TUP pogram in Allegheny West, a student profile on Angel Cooper, and Upcoming Concerts among other things. Download (PDF)
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Make More Music With Your Tax Dollars
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce that it is now a designated and approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Read More
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2013 November – Noteworthy
The November 2013 issue of the Noteworthy newsletter includes the following stories Annual Appeal, Youth Work Foundation Award, Let the Holidays Begin!, Kroc Center Welcomes TUP and Alumni Spotlight among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 October – Keynote
The October 2013 issue of the Keynote newsletter includes some great news regarding a large donation from Eastman Cases, a note regarding a series of events exploring spaces and various styles of performance art, and Upcoming Concerts among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 September – Noteworthy
The September 2013 issue of the Noteworthy newsletter includes a look at the upcoming season, an update regarding the PYO Board of Trustees, and an update on supporting PYO and the Parent Alliance, among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 August – Keynote Newsletter
The August 2013 issue of the Keynote newsletter includes a look at the summer program, announcement of recently received grants, and a preview of upcoming performances, among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 Program Book
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook" and it commemorates the 73rd season. In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students. 2013 Program Book (PDF)
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2013 July – Noteworthy
The July 2013 issue of the Noteworthy newsletter includes highlights of the season, information regarding the 2013/2014 Season Auditions, and a thank you to our generous supporters. Download (PDF)
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2013 June – Keynote Newsletter
The June 2013 issue of the Keynote newsletter includes a school year recap, plans for the summer, and a preview of the 2014 school year, among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 May – Noteworthy
The May 2013 issue of the Noteworthy newsletter includes a preview of the 2013 Festival Concerts, information regarding the 2013/2014 Season Auditions, and news for Alumni, among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 May – Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Student Receives $30,000 Scholarship from The Union League
Downingtown West High School senior will attend Julliard in the fall.
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2013 May - Tune Up Philly 3rd Annual Festival Concert at Free Library
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s free, after-school music program for more than 100 students in North Philadelphia will perform at 1:00 p.m.
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2013 May - Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces Ensemble Festival Concerts
Five ensembles of youth symphony will perform in Philadelphia and Haverford.
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2013 May - Tune Up Philly Fundraiser on Saturday, May 11th
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s free, after-school music program for more than 100 students in North Philadelphia will hold an outdoor community concert on South Street.
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2013 April – 15 PA and NJ Students from PYO Selected for All-Eastern Orchestra
PYO violinist served as Concertmaster when he and his peers performed at the 2013 Biennial Eastern Division Conference. Download (PDF)
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2013 April - Tune Up Philly Receives $50,000 Donation from Judith Haskell Brewer Fund
The Judith Haskell Brewer Fund of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia awarded PYO’s Tune Up Philly program a grant of $50,000. Download (PDF)
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2013 April – Noteworthy
The Gala issue of the Noteworthy newsletter includes PYO 2013 Distinguished Service Award Honorees and a thank you to the Gala Sponsors among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 April – Keynote
The April issue of Tune Up Philly's newsletter, Keynote, includes information about the 3rd Annual Festival Concert, and a spotlight on three students among other things. Download (PDF)
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2013 April - Spring Open Houses Invitation
The PYAO open house will be Sunday, April 21st at 3pm at St. Patrick's School, and the PRYSM open house will be Friday, April 26th at 6:30pm at Bryn Mawr College.
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2013 April - PYO Concert on Sunday, April 14th at the Temple Performing Arts Center
Nearly 100 of the region’s most talented young, classical musicians will perform.
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2013 April - Distinguished Service Award Winners For 2013 Announced
Four residents of the Main Line were honored at The Kimmel Center as part of PYO’s 73rd Annual Gala
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2013 March - 73rd Annual Gala Friday, March 22, 2013 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of classical music and an art sale as the region’s arts and culture supporters celebrate the PYO.
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2013 March - PYO to Rehearse Side-By-Side with The Philadelphia Orchestra on March 16th
Over 100 of the region’s most talented young, classical musicians will learn from world renowned musicians.
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2013 March - Free Tune Up Philly Concert at Independence Visitor Center
PYO’s Tune Up Philly will perform a free concert on March 18, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Independence Visitor Center.
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2013 March - Tune Up Philly Concert on Saturday, March 9th
Nearly 100 students in PYO’s after-school, classical music program will perform at Benjamin Franklin High School.
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2013 March – Bravo Brass "Blast from the Past" Concert Announced
Maestro Louis Scaglione today announced a performance from Bravo Brass on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
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2013 February – Keynote
The February issue of Tune Up Philly's newsletter, Keynote, includes information about the March 9th Concert, the partnership with the Free Library Partnership among other things. Download (PDF)
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Tune Up Philly Opens Second Location at EducationWorks Hartranft Site
Tune Up Philly has expanded its after-school music program to a second site in North Philadelphia to reach 40 more students through a new partnership with The Village of Arts and Humanities and EducationWorks.
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Tune Up Philly Receives Donation from The D’Addario Foundation
The D’Addario Foundation presented PYO’s Tune Up Philly with a $2,000 grant in support of the El Sistema-inspired, after-school program.
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2013 January - PYO Concert at The Kimmel Center Announced
Nearly 100 of the region’s most talented young, classical musicians will perform in Verizon Hall on February 17th.
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2013 January - Concert from PRYSM Students on Feb. 2nd Announced
Dozens of young string players in PRYSM will perform their first concert of the season on Saturday, February 2, 2013.
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2013 January – Noteworthy
The January issue of Noteworthy previews the 2013, announces some news regarding PRYSM and Bravo Brass, congratulates, Mr. Giordano and Mrs. McGinley, and highlights a few upcoming concerts among other things. Download (PDF)
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New PYO Alumni Association
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra is pleased to announce the formation of the new PYO Alumni Association. It's mission is to create opportunities for alumni to remain actively involved in the PYO organization...
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2013 January - Tune Up Philly highlighted by The Philadelphia Inquirer
The community impact of PYO's Tune Up Philly was highlighted in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Samantha Byles on December 1, 2012. Visit philly.com to learn more about the program and hear from Director Delia Raab-Snyder.
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2012 December – Keynote Newsletter
The December issue of Tune Up Philly's newsletter, Keynote, includes the Director's welcome, information regarding two new partnerships, and a call to participate in an excellent grant matching opportunity among other things. Download (PDF)
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2012 November – Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Commences 2012/2013 Concert Season
Maestro Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization (PYO), announced the 73rd Annual Season will publicly commence on November 25, 2012.
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2012 November – Noteworthy
The November issue of Noteworthy covers the 25th Concert in November, the PYAO Holiday Benefit Concert for St. James School, Tune Up Philly & Free Library Partnership, Bravo Bass Concert at St. Marks Church, and more. Download (PDF)
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2012 November – Holiday benefit for St. James School
Upper Darby high school encore singers will perform after a cocktail reception.
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2012 October – Keynote
The first issue of Tune Up Philly's newsletter, Keynote, includes the Director's welcome, information regarding Tune Up Philly and Free Library partnership, and a student profile among other things.
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2012 October - Tune Up Philly Hosts Open House
Nearly 100 elementary school students are involved in the after-school, music program.
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2012 Program Book
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook" and it commemorates the 72st season. In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students. 2012 Program Book (PDF)
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2012 September – Noteworthy
The September issue includes information regarding the PYO Broadcast on WRTI, the announcement of the 2012/13 Season, a new PRYSM director, and an introduction to the PYO Board of Trustees, among other things (Download PDF).
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2012 September – Board of Trustees for 2012/2013 Season Announced
PYO offers five programs for classical music students ages 6 through 21 years old from the Tri-State region. Its 73rd Annual Season begins September 27th.
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2012 September – Faculty for 2012/2013 Season Announced
Gloria dePasquale to lead PRYSM Program, succeeding her husband and PRYSM’s founding director, the late William dePasquale.
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2012 August – Tune Up Philly Benefit Concert from Alyssa Blackstone
You are cordially invited to Alyssa Blackstone’s Senior Recital and Benefit Concert on August 10, 2012
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2012 July – Noteworthy
The July issue includes a review of the 2011/2012 Season, and a brief article about the PYO’s Alumni Committee, among other things (Download PDF).
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2012 June – Good Citizenship Award Honorees Announced
Nine PYO and PYAO students were honored on May 17, 2012 by The Union League of Philadelphia’s Youth Work Foundation.
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2012 May – Tune Up Philly Benefit Concert
Please join the Gail W. Snitzer String Quartet for a special concert to benefit Tune Up Philly
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2012 May – Noteworthy
The May issue includes brief stories regarding the Annual Festival Concerts, 2012/13 Season Auditions, April Kimmel Center Concert, and Upcoming Concerts (Download PDF).
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May 2012 – New Philadelphia Youth Wind Ensemble Announced
First program of its kind in the Tri-State region for wind students ages 14-21 yrs will begin in September 2012. Auditions on June 9th.
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2012 April — Today's Musicians – Tomorrow's Leaders
As we commence the second half of our performance season, I wish to thank our supporters who have enriched the region’s premier youth orchestral training program and the students we serve....
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2012 March – Concert April 15th in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
ore than 100 young, gifted musicians will perform several pieces including Gershwin’s American in Paris, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Wide Story under Maestro Louis Scaglione in his 15th anniversary season
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2012 March – 2012/2013 Season Audition Dates Announced
As the region’s premier youth orchestral training and performance program prepares for its 73rd Season, young classical music students are encouraged to audition.
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2012 March – Noteworthy Special Edition
The Special edition of Noteworthy covers the 2012 Annual PYO Gala. This issue covers the Distinguished Service Award Honorees, a thank you to the Gala sponsors, and a special thank you to Dr. Trude Haecker Download PDF.
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2012 March – PYO Honors Maestro Scaglione and Distinguished Service Award Winners at 72nd Annual Gala
More than 100 gifted musicians performed at The Union League on March 9th as part of one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestra’s fundraisers.
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2012 March – Studio Incamminati Exhibition at the PYO Gala
The exciting partnership with Studio Incamminati is an example of how arts organizations can support each other while still flourishing individually. The proceeds from the evening help support the PYO organization's financial aid and general funds. Download the Artists of Studio Incamminati Exhibition (PDF) to read more and preview the exhibition that will be presented at the Gala on Friday, March 9, 2012.
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2012 March – Noteworthy
The March issue includes brief stories regarding the PYAO Youth Work Foundation Fundraiser, 2012 Annual Gala, Tune Up Philly March Concert, and Upcoming Concerts Download PDF.
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2012 February – Young Artists Orchestra Concert to Benefit Youth Work Foundation
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s PYAO will perform Rossini, Britten and Beethoven under the direction of Haverford, Pa native Geoffrey McDonald.
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2012 February – Tune Up Philly Announces FREE Concert on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in North Philadelphia
Sixty-eight elementary school students in Philadelphia’s first El Sistema inspired music education program will perform at the Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia.
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2012 February – Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Concert Feb. 19th at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
More than 100 young, gifted musicians will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 under Maestro Louis Scaglione in his 15th anniversary season
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2012 January – FREE Musicopia String Orchestra Concert on January 28, 2012
Young, string musicians will perform at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion on Saturday, January 28th at 5:00 p.m.
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2012 January – PRYSM Concert on January 28, 2012 Conducted by William dePasquale
More than 75 young, string musicians will perform at The Haverford School on Saturday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m.
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2012 January – NOTEWORTHY
The January issue includes brief stories regarding the PYO 2012 Annual Gala, a Spotlight on PRYSM, the PYO 2012 Kimmel Concert Series, PYO Social Media and Upcoming Concerts Download PDF.
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2011 December – Holiday Concert on December 22, 2011 to benefit St. James School
Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra will perform excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”, Holiday Songs and Carols with the Choral Society of Montgomery County and the Encore Singers from Upper Darby HS.
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2011 November – PYO’s Bravo Brass Concert on Sunday, December 4, 2011
Gifted high school students in unique brass-only ensemble will perform at Saint Mark’s Church in Philadelphia.
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2011 October – Free Concert with D.C. Youth Orchestra
More than 150 young, classical musicians will perform on November 6 at The Temple Performing Arts Center.
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2011 October – Tune Up Philly Receives Donation from Légère Reeds Ltd.
Phila after-school classical music education program receives 24 reeds from Canadian company.
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2011 October – Tune Up Philly Announces Teaching Artists
Nine local, professional musicians instruct in the Phila after-school classical music education program.
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2011 October – Donation Drive for PYO’s Tune Up Philly
Philadelphia after-school classical music education program is calling for monetary and instrument donations to support students at People for People Charter School.
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2011 October – New Director, Asst. Director and Site Partner Announced for Tune Up Philly in Second Year
After-school classical music education program will be lead by Delia Raab-Snyder and Paul Smith at People for People Charter School beginning October 3, 2011.
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2011 September – 2011/2012 Board of Trustees Announced
One of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras elects Officers for Board of Trustees and welcomes a new trustee.
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2011 September – NOTEWORTHY
The September issue includes an introduction to the 72nd Season from Maestro Louis Scaglione, an overview of the 2011/2012 Season Schedule, a welcome to the 2011/2012 Season Faculty, changes to PYO's Social Media, and the 2010/2011 Seniors Report. Download PDF.
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2011 August – 2011/2012 Season Schedule Announced
2011/2012 Season includes unique, challenging repertoire and three concerts in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. [Read More]

2011 July – Tune Up Philly Debuts New Ensembles at World Café Live
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s 80 elementary-school student orchestra performs final concert of its first season on Saturday, July 30th in Philadelphia, Pa.
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2011 PROGRAM BOOK
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook" and it commemorates the 71st season. In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students. 2011 Program Book (PDF 8 MB)
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2011 July – NOTEWORTHY
The July issue includes an end of season address from Louis Scaglione, review of the 2010/2011 Season Festival Concerts, Helen T. Carp Distinguished Service Award Winners, and best wishes to the Graduating Seniors.
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2011 June – Announcing 8th Annual Bravo Brass Festival Concert
All-Brass Ensemble of PYO to perform final concert of the season on June 4, 2011
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2011 June – Announcing the Final 2010/2011 Tune Up Philly Concert
80 elementary school students will perform final concert of the school year at St. Francis de Sales School on June 5th
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2011 June – 71st Annual Festival Concert at The Kimmel Center
More than 100 young, gifted, classical music students from the Tri-State region will perform under the direction of Maestro Louis Scaglione on Sunday, June 5, 2011.
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2011 May –Students Recipients of Good Citizenship Award
Nine high school students in PYO participated in The Union League of Philadelphia’s Youth Work Day on May 19, 2011
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2011 May – Announcing the 4th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert
PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra will perform on May 21 in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
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2011 May – Announcing the 16th Annual PYAO Festival Concert
Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to perform Sunday, May 22 at The Kimmel Center
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2011 May – After-School Classical Music Program Receives $300K for its Second Year
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge awards PYO’s Tune Up Philly $150,000; Carole Haas Gravagno to match donation.
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2011 April – The Choral Society of Montgomery County Announces Second Concert of Season with PYO
The Choral Society of Montgomery County will perform J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in Chestnut Hill
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2011 April – Tune Up Philly Benefit Concert from Princeton High School Classical Musicians
Benefit Concert to be held Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. at the PRS Performing Arts Center
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2011 April – PYO Performs as PIFA Collaborator
More than 100 young, gifted, classical music students from the Tri-State region will perform under the direction of Maestro Louis Scaglione on April 10.
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Special Edition – NOTEWORTHY
The Special Edition of Noteworthy recaps the 2011 Gala. It includes a note from Louis Scaglione, 2011 Gala Sponsors, a note from the 2011 Gala Chair, photos from the 2011 Gala, and a preview of upcoming concerts.
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2011 March – NOTEWORTHY
The March issue includes From the Podium, PYO Annual Gala, PYO at PIFA, Join Us Online, Student Spotlight, and Upcoming Concerts Download PDF.
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2011 March – Student Spotlight
Student Spotlight: The Goldfinger Brothers
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2011 March – The 2011 Gala Friday, at The Union League of Philadelphia
Nonprofit’s annual fundraiser includes a concert from students in PYO’s Tune Up Philly and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra for hundreds of attendees. Artwork silent auction to benefit Tune Up Philly.
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2011 March – Gala Features Art Show and Sale from Studio Incamminati
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s annual fundraiser includes a concert from the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, dinner, art show and sale on Friday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.
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2011 February – Young musician to play at Carnegie Hall
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's lead harpist has received a prestigious invitation. She's only a 9th grader, and will be performing this spring at New York's Carnegie Hall.
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2011 February – A Performance at The Kimmel Center on February 20
More than 100 young, gifted, classical music students from the Tri-State region will perform under the direction of Maestro Louis Scaglione in Verizon Hall
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2011 January – Holiday Benefit Concert Raises $4,000
PYO’s Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, The Choral Society of Montgomery County and the Upper Darby High School Encore Singers drew hundreds to raise thousands for Reach Out and Read at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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2011 Jannuary – 14 year-old Harpist to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra 14 year-old Harpist, Helen Gerhold of Lansdale, Pa., will perform at the famed NYC hall in April 2011
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2011 January – First PRYSM Concert of 2011
PRYSM (Philadelphia Regional Young String Music) will perform on Saturday, January 22 at 2 p.m. in Haverford, Pa.
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2011 January – NOTEWORTHY
The January issue includes From the Podium, Tune Up Philly's First Concert, PYAO Benefits Reach Out and Read at CHOP, 2011 Gala – You're Invited, PYO at The Kimmel Center, Social Media @ PYO, and Upcoming Concerts. Download PDF.
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2010 December – Concert to Benefit Reach Out and Read at CHOP
Holiday benefit concert from the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, The Choral Society of Montgomery County and the Upper Darby High School Encore Singers to be held Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8 p.m.
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2010 December – NOTEWORTHY
The December issue includes a summary of some recent attention PYO has received, including Philadelphia Inquirer Front Page, WPVI Action News Coverage, WRTI Radio Spotlight and WHYY Experience Series, and it announces a new, secure mechanism for donors to contribute to PYO through its website. Download PDF.
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2010 December – Free TUNE UP PHILLY Children’s Orchestra Concert
More than 80 West Philadelphia elementary school students from new Philadelphia Youth Orchestra after-school musical education program to hold first, free concert December 11, 2:00 p.m.
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2010 December – Bravo Brass Classic Christmas Concert
PYO’s Bravo Brass will hold first concert of the season on Sunday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia
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2010 November – The Choral Society of Montgomery County Announces First Concert of Season with PYO
Maestro Louis Scaglione, Artistic Director of The Choral Society of Montgomery County (CSMC), in residence at Montgomery County Community College, and President and Music Director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) announced a joint concert...
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2010 November – Tune Up Philly on WPVI-TV
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Tune Up Philly appears as part of the WPVI 6ABC's Action News.
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2010 November – Tune Up Philly on WRTI Radio
WRTI's "News & Views" radio show focuses on "Tune Up Philly" and the local start of an El Sistema-inspired endeavor. Includes interviews with Stanford Thompson, Tune Up Philly Director, and Louis Scaglione, President & Music Director, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
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2010 November – NOTEWORTHY
The November issue includes From the Podium, Five Questions for Elysa DiMauro, Student Spotlight, Save the Date! for the Annual Gala, Social Media @ PYO, and Upcoming Concerts. Download PDF.
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2010 November – New Secretary for 2010/2011 Board of Trustees
Dr. Trude Haecker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), today announced a newly elected Secretary for the Board of Trustees for the 2010/2011 performance season.
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2010 November – Student Spotlight
Student Spotlight: Ashley Vines
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2010 November – Announcing Students in New West Philadelphia School Orchestra
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) announced today the names of more than 80 elementary school students involved in its new, after-school musical education program at St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia.
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2011 October – Tune Up Philly on WPVI-TV
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Tune Up Philly appears as part of the WPVI 6ABC's Action News.
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2010 October – PYO Featured by WHYY
WHYY, the Philadelphia PBS affiliate, features the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in its Arts & Culture series, "Experience." Hear from the talented young musicians of one of the nation's oldest youth orchestras and Maestro Louis Scaglione. Watch Video
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2010 October – Announcing the 2010/2011 Season Performance Schedule
Maestro Louis Scaglione, the President and Music Director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), today announced the 2010/2011 season performance schedule of one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras.

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2010 October – New Musical Education Program for Elementary Students
The new musical education program, "Tune Up Philly," was inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema. It launches at St. Francis de Sales for more than 80 children through the 2010/2011 school year.
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2010 September – NOTEWORTHY
The September issue includes From the Podium, Five Questions for Geoff McDonald, New This Fall: Tune Up Philly!, NEW! Student Spotlight, and Upcoming Concerts. Download PDF
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2010 September - STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Patrick & Sean Bailey
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2010 September – 2010/2011 Board of Trustees and Officers Announced
A press release from The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) announcing the newly elected members of the Board of Trustees for the 2010/2011 performance season.
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2010 July - STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Alyssa Blackstone, PYO Concertmaster
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2010 July – NOTEWORTHY
The July issue includes From the Podium, Season Finale Recap, Our 71st Season - An Inside Look, and the second in the series of Student Spotlights. Download PDF
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2010 May - STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Sohale Sizar
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2010 May - NOTEWORTHY
The May issue includes From the Podium, 70th Anniversary Annual Festival Concert, Concert Recap: PYO & CSMC, Auditions for 2010/11 Season, NEW! Student Spotlight, and Upcoming Concerts. Download PDF
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2010 PROGRAM BOOK
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook" and it commemorates the 70th anniversary season. In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students. 2010 Program Book (PDF)
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2010 April - NOTEWORTHY
From the Podium, PYO 70th Anniversary Gala, Distinguished Service Award Recipients Download PDF
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2010 March - NOTEWORTHY
From the Podium, Benefit for Youth Work Foundation, Student Spotlight - Call for Entries Download PDF
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2010 February - NOTEWORTHY
From the Podium, Elizabeth Pitcarin and Her Red Violin, Reach Out and Read Benefit Concert, Bravo Brass Tree Lighting, PYO 70th Anniversary Gala Download PDF
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2009 November - NOTEWORTHY
From the Podium, Our Seventieth Anniversary Season, PRYSM Grows, PYO GALA - Save the Date! Download PDF
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2009 January - NOTEWORTHY
From the Podium, 2009 PYO Gala Dinner and Concert, New Performance Venues for Bravo Bass. Download PDF
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2009 PROGRAM BOOK
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook" and it commemorates the 69th anniversary season. In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students. 2009 Program Book (PDF)
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2008 November - NOTEWORTHY
From the Podium, Reach Out and Read Benefit Concert, Concertmaster Spotlight, The Sorcerer and His Apprentice Visit PRYSM.
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2008 September - NOTEWORTHY
From the Podium, A Time of Growth at PYO, Musicopia Joins Forces with PYO, An Exciting Season Repertoire, Season Schedule. Download PDF
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2008 PROGRAM BOOK
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook" and it commemorates the 68th anniversary season. In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students. 2008 Program Book (PDF)
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2007 Tour Highlights – Brazil
• Bon Voyage Concert at The Union League of Philadelphia
• Tour of São Paulo
• Concert at Teatro Municipal de São José dos Campos

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2007 PROGRAM BOOK
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook" and it commemorates the 67th anniversary season. In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students.

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2006 PROGRAM BOOK
The annual festival program book is the PYO program's "yearbook." In it you will find information on the entire year's activities, and you'll read biographies of our outstanding and gifted students.

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2006 February - NOTEWORTHY
Walking in the Shoes of an Icon, Susan Starr, Up Front with PYAO, Making Music Part of Life, From Coda to Code. Download PDF

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LOUIS SCALIONE SUCCEEDS JOSEPH PRIMAVERA AS FIFTH MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA
September 12, 2005 – Rick Touhill, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, today announced the appointment of Louis Scaglione as Music Director of the PYO. He succeeds Maestro Joseph Primavera, whose fifty-one-year tenure as the PYO's Music Director--from 1954 through the 2004-05 concert season--made him the longest-serving active music director of any orchestra anywhere in the world. [Read More]

PHILADELPHIA YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF JAMES BIDDLE
May 23, 2005 – The PYAO performs an outdoor concert in the gardens of Andalusia Estate in Bucks County. Conductor Louis Scaglione directs the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra in "Voices of Spring", A Tribute to the Life of James Biddle. The concert takes place on the grounds of the Andalusia Estate, located in Bucks County on the bank of the Delaware River. [Read More]

PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL FESTIVAL CONCERTS FOR 2005
April 18, 2005 – PYO to perform Debussy's La Mer and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite in Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on May 8. Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra to feature pianist Pauline Yang and trumpeter Matthew Kitzen-Abelson in Kimmel Center's Perlman Theater on May 15. Bravo Brass to perform with horn soloist Karen McCommon at Saint Stephen's Church on June 3. [Read More]