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PYMO to Perform at Temple Performing Arts Center on January 20th

The talented students of The Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) perform classical works conducted by their director, Kenneth Bean. The concert will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. at The Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. PYMO will present a mix of classical music, Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, Faure’s Pavane, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 3 & 5, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21.  This is a free event. For more information, please call 215-545-0502.

PYMO is the newest educational offering of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) organization. It is a beginning- to intermediate-level full symphonic orchestra that provides most students with their first introduction to large orchestral playing. Bean is continually proud of the growth of these young musicians and how proud they are of their accomplishments in classical music. He said, “It’s with great pride that I conduct this group of growing musicians. Their determination to attend rehearsals for this concert is an indication of their dedication to the music. We all look forward to the concert.”

PYMO is often the first full orchestral playing experience for the wind, brass, and percussion students. While some of the players matriculate from other PYO ensembles, like PRYSM, Tune Up Philly, or other string orchestra programs that offer ensemble experience, many of the students are new. Through a repertoire including both arrangements and original masterworks, students are challenged 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. PYMO prepares its members for participation in Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra — and, eventually, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.