The PYO Music Institute’s PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM-YA (PRYSM Young Artists) ensembles will take to the stage for their 12th Annual Festival Concert. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 3 p.m. and will be held in Centennial Hall at the Haverford School, located at 750 Lancaster Avenue in Haverford, PA.

PRYSM will perform Tchaikovsky’s Elegy for String Orchestra, Britten’s Simple Symphony and Anderson’s Jazz Pizzicato. PRYSM Young Artists will perform Mozart and Caponegro’s First Movement from Symphony No. 40, as well as Dvořák and Sievig’s “Cavatina” from Romantische Stucke. Both ensembles will join together and perform an arrangement of Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in C Major.

PRYSM and PRYSM Young Artists ensembles provide string large ensemble and sectional master class instruction for beginning and intermediate musicians ages 6-14. The director and conductor of PRYSM is Gloria DePasquale, cellist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and conductor of PRYSM Young Artists is Andrea Weber. PRYSM was created in 2007 to offer a unique introduction and preparation for string students to acquire and build skills. PRYSM and PRYSM Young Artists provide string ensemble and sectional master class instruction for intermediate and beginning students in and around the Main Line, with rehearsals hosted at Bryn Mawr College. Graduates of PRYSM have matriculated successfully into other PYO organization ensembles. It was co-founded by the late William dePasquale, Co-Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra and current Director, Gloria dePasquale.

Gloria dePasquale is continually inspired by her students. She said, “Each year I impressed with the talent of our string musician students. The 12th Annual Festival Concert is a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase their talent and for them to demonstrate the growth of their musicianship.”

General admission to this event is $15, and free for students under 18 years of age. For more information, please call (215) 545-0502.