Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Performs Benefit Concert


Louis Scaglione, president and music director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) announced that PYO’s Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) will perform a benefit concert for The Union League of Philadelphia’s Youth Work Foundation in Lincoln Hall on Sunday, March 4 at 2p.m. Geoffrey McDonald will conduct more than 70 talented middle- and high-school aged classical musicians in Rossini’s "Overture to IL Barbiere di Siviglia," Britten’s "Matinées Musicales" and Beethoven’s "Symphony No. 1."

“This concert is a wonderful opportunity for the dedicated students in the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra to play in The Union League of Philadelphia’s magnificent Lincoln Hall – an incredible venue for performers and audience, alike,” said Maestro Scaglione of PYO. “This special benefit concert allows the PYO organization and our gifted young musicians to support youth around the region.”

The Youth Work Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia’s mission in support of the League's motto, "Love of Country Leads," is to motivate young people to set high personal standards of behavior and leadership, and to inspire them to become responsible citizens. The Foundation fulfills its mission by working with youth serving agencies in the Greater Delaware Valley to identify young leaders and to provide them with citizenship training, scholarship opportunities, college and career counseling and network support.

Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) provides advanced orchestra training for students who are advanced technically but may need large orchestral ensemble experience. Through standard orchestra repertoire, instruction emphasizes the development of musicianship and large-ensemble performance skills.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (14-17) and seniors; children 13 and under are admitted for free. The Union League of Philadelphia is located at 140 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pa. For more information, please visit the PYO website.

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