President’s Message

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 77th Anniversary season of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra!

This year promises to “spirit you away” with the great talent and artistry of our young musicians. You have seen us here with your belief in the power and great merit of music. Our solid, sustained history affords us the ability to reach out into our diverse communities ensuring that the universal gift and language of music is known to all who desire it.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization takes pride in playing a pivotal role to prepare its students for successful university and conservatory experiences. PYO prepares its students to be successful, contributing members of society, and trains them to be tomorrow’s leaders.

We welcome and appreciate your generosity and support of our mission, and look forward to welcoming you to our concerts.

With much gratitude,


Louis Scaglione,
President and Music Director

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