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Performance Highlight: 11.23.14

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra 
Louis Scaglione, Conductor

Verizon Hall

Sunday, November, 23, 3:00 p.m.

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Peter Smith, Oboe
Angela Anderson Smith, Bassoon
Francesca dePasquale,Violin
Gloria dePasquale, Violoncello
Michael Stairs, Organ

Strauss  Festliches Praeludium
F.J. Haydn  Sinfonia Concertante
Saint-Saëns  Symphony No. 3 - 'Organ'

Join Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) as the orchestra presents the first of three concerts at the Kimmel Center in celebration of its 75th Anniversary Season. Led by Maestro Louis Scaglione, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra organist Michael Stairs will perform Richard Strauss' Festliches Praeludium, a work written for the opening of the Wiener Konzerthaus and reminiscent of the composer's Alpensinfonie. Then, Maestro Scaglione and the orchestra welcome to the stage three members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Smith, oboist and PYO Alumnus; Angela Anderson Smith, bassoonist ; and Gloria dePasquale, cellist, as well as PYO Alumna, Francesca dePasquale, violinist, to the stage for a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's charming Sinfonia Concertante. After intermission, the orchestra performs Saint-Saëns' majestic Symphony No. 3, featuring Mr. Stairs on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The 'Organ' Symphony, as it has come to be called, is his last symphony synthesizing the composer's genius for creating beautiful orchestral texture and sound.