The Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) will present its Second Annual Festival Concert on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 4 p.m. The free concert will take place at the Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA.

Conducted by PYMO Director Kenneth Bean, PYMO will perform Verdi’s “Overture to La Forza del Destino”; Warlock’s Capriol Suite; Grieg’s Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt; and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, (“Unfinished”).

PYMO is the newest educational offering of the PYO Music Institute (PYO) organization, created for students 10 to 17 years of age. It is a beginning to intermediate-level full symphonic orchestra that provides most students with their first introduction to large orchestral playing. While its players matriculate from other programs like PYO’s PRYSM and Tune Up Philly, PYMO is often the first full orchestral playing experience for many wind, brass, and percussion students. Through a challenging repertoire including both arrangements and original masterworks, students are able 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.

Kenneth Bean is thrilled that PYMO meets the needs of young musicians who have interest to perform in an orchestra setting. He has seen this new ensemble grow, and he appreciates the enthusiasm of the students.  He said, “The members of PYMO have worked hard throughout the year, working side by side with their peers to present the challenging program in this year’s Festival Concert. They are very excited about the performance, and I take great pride in watching them perform as an ensemble.”

Admission to this event is free. For more information, please call (215) 545-0502.