The talented young musicians of the Tune Up Philly (TUP), The PYO Music Institute (PYO)’s community engagement program ensemble, will be performing in its 8th Annual Festival Concert. This event is free and will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC), located at 1837 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. The TUP concert will be conducted by Director/Arranger, Paul Smith. The concert presents music that ranges from the orchestra canon, traditional melodies, popular themes and features works by Dave Brubreck, Astor Piazzolla, Elgar, Verdi, and more.  TUP focuses on creating and inspiring true community by providing 1st to 8th grade students in under-resourced communities with invaluable opportunities to learn and perform a differentiated orchestral music curriculum.

The Festival Concert is created to highlight TUP’s many components, allowing every student to shine. Smith reflects on the importance of TUP, and said, “This is an especially important concert for PYO as many of our students are performing music for the very first time. They are a wonderful example how music changes live as the students are dedicated and determined to do the very best job they can. We have watched them grow all year and the Festival Concert is a chance for them all to shine.”

With the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC) as a community partner, TUP can help expand the vision of the students as they see their potential in this college setting.

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