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PYO Continues Young Composer Competition in the 2018/19 Season

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) has opened another year of opportunity for talented young composers to participate in the Third Annual Young Composers Competition for the 2018-2019 season. PYO is calling on gifted composers, between the ages of 18 to 24, to submit an original orchestral piece. The winner will receive the honor of having the composition performed by the highly esteemed Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and recorded for a possible future broadcast on WRTI.   
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PYO 2018/19 Season Announcement

One of the oldest and most highly regarded youth orchestra organizations in America, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), is entering its 79th Season. There is a full schedule of performances throughout the 2018-2019 season for each of the PYO six program divisions. From November until June, audiences will enjoy outstanding classical music concerts that provide the talented young musicians invaluable opportunities to perform in professional venues. 
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PYO Violinist, Akili Farrow, To Be Featured on NPR's 'From The Top'

NPR’s hit show From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WRTI 90.1 FM (Sundays at 3PM), will come to the Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens to record a radio broadcast on Sunday, September 9 at 7:30 PM. Special guest host pianist Peter Dugan will accompany and interview extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country in this 90-minute concert recording. Presented by Longwood Gardens, tickets are available at
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Eight Students Selected for Carnegie Hall's National Youth Ensembles

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute each summer chooses the country’s most talented young musicians to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). This year, seven Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) students have been selected to participate in the prestigious NYO-USA, and two students have been selected to participate in its sister ensemble for younger students: NYO2. The PYO students who have been chosen from PA are: Akili Farrow, violin, of Southwest Philadelphia; Johnny May, violin, of Penn Valley; Noah Stein, trombone, of Yardley; Sabine Young (NYO2), cello, of West Chester; and Gregory Padilla (NYO2), bass, of Northeast Philadelphia. The students from NJ are: Clara Bouch, viola, of Cherry Hill; Robin Park, cello, of Princeton Junction; and David Stein, tuba, of Morristown.

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