President’s Message

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 79th Season of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra!

This year, PYO’s nationally-recognized educational pathway of six program divisions will welcome nearly 600 students to our rehearsal halls and classrooms every week. Dedicated young musicians from more than 20 counties throughout our region will join together to grow immensely as artists, leaders, and individuals.

Participation in PYO’s nationally recognized programs has a lifelong impact on students at varying levels of musical growth. The challenges our students will take on this year will provide a pathway for profound personal growth. In addition to the numerous concerts and challenging repertoire that will form our 2018-19 season, we are thrilled to welcome a number of esteemed guest performers to join our students onstage this year. Please join us in celebrating the entire PYO family’s incredible musical accomplishments throughout the year.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization graciously recognizes and salutes your generosity in support of our important community mission. Thank you for helping us train the leaders of our tomorrow. We looking forward to sharing our students’ many successes with you throughout our 79th anniversary season.

With all best regards and sincerest appreciation,


Louis Scaglione,
President & Music Director