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Philadelphia, PA – May 23, 2024 – The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Institute (PYOMI) is thrilled to announce the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra’s (PYAO) 29th Annual Festival Concert, set to take place at the esteemed Perelman Theater of The Kimmel Center on June 2nd at 3:00 PM. This performance kicks off the day’s highly anticipated doubleheader event, featuring some of the finest young talent in the region under the direction of Maestra Rosalind Erwin.

The program for this year’s concert includes:
29th Annual Festival Concert
Rosalind Erwin, Conductor
Elliot Anderson, Violin, Winner, Tenth Annual Young Artists Solo Competition
Holst: Ballet Music to The Perfect Fool
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

Elliot Anderson, who also serves as the concertmaster of PYAO, has been recognized for his
exceptional skill and artistry on the violin. Having been a finalist in last year’s competition, his upcoming solo performance is highly anticipated and is sure to captivate the audience.
Maestra Rosalind Erwin expressed her excitement for the concert, stating, “The PYAO wraps up this exciting year by not only playing epic works by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Holst, but by performing each at a high level of musical sophistication I had not originally anticipated. Our concertmaster and student soloist, Elliot Anderson, winner of this year’s Young Artists Solo Competition, is representative of the depth of talent within this remarkable youth orchestra. I am very proud of what this group has accomplished all season, and look forward to a dynamic conclusion to the year.”

Tickets for this performance start at $20 and are available for purchase online:

Event Details:
• Event: Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra 29th Annual Festival Concert
• Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024
• Time: 3:00 PM
• Venue: Perelman Theater, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
• Tickets: Starting at $20, available at Ensemble Arts Philly box office

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PYO Music Institute Mission Statement:

The PYO Music Institute uses extraordinary music education through the pursuit of music
excellence to inspire a strong sense of character, discipline, commitment, and community for our diverse student population.

About PYO Music Institute:

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute is the tri-state region’s premier youth
orchestra organization for gifted, young, classical musicians, and one of the oldest and
most highly regarded youth orchestra organizations in the United States. For 84 years,
the PYO Music Institute has been providing professional-caliber musical experiences to
young instrumentalists, while thrilling audiences in the Greater Philadelphia region and
across the globe.

The organization has nine program divisions: Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO),
Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO), Young Musicians Debut Orchestra (YMDO),
Bravo Brass, Prysm Strings, Pizzicato Players, Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra (PYJO),
Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB), and Tune Up Philly – Orchestral Pathways
Program. Ranging in age from 5 to 21 years, the musicians of the PYO Music Institute come
from a 70-mile radius of Philadelphia encompassing nearly 20 counties within Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, and Delaware. Through advanced orchestra repertoire, students are challenged
to perform at the highest levels, to strive for advanced musicianship, and to achieve
superior technical, musical, and personal application. Former PYOMI musicians currently
hold chairs in most of the top 20 professional orchestras in the United States, with 12 PYOMI alumni currently serving in The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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