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PYMO Inaugural Festival Concert: May 27th, Temple Performing Arts Center

The Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) will present its Inaugural Festival Concert on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. This event takes place at the Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA.

Conducted by PYMO Director Kenneth Bean, PYMO will perform Bizet’s “L’Arlesienne Suite No. I”; J. Strauss’ “The Blue Danube”; Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture”; Mascagni & Bean’s “Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana”; and Verdi’s “Overture to Nabucco”.

PYMO is a new and expanded educational offering of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) organization for students 10 to 17 years of age. It is a beginning to intermediate-level full symphonic orchestra that provides most students with their first introduction to large orchestral playing. While its players matriculate from other programs like PYO’s PRYSM and Tune Up Philly, PYMO is often the first full orchestral playing experience for many wind, brass, and percussion students. Through a challenging repertoire including both arrangements and original masterworks, students are able to hone their talents for listening, blending, balancing, and making music within the full orchestral context. Principal players are also encouraged to develop leadership skills, and less-experienced players learn from their peers and PYO's acclaimed professional faculty. 

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization is very proud that this new ensemble is ready to perform. He said, “Kenneth Bean has done an outstanding job with these talented musicians and, we all great take pride that our instinct to form PYMO was right on target. The orchestra has grown over the past season, and we look forward to its continued success next season. 

Kenneth Bean looks forward to the performance. He said, “The members of PYMO are very excited about their first concert. They have worked hard and have learned much about the skills associated with performance. Each member is committed to performing their very best at PYMO’s inaugural Festival Concert”.

Admission to this event is free. For more information, please call (215) 545-0502.

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