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elcome to the 78th Anniversary Season of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra!

In our 2017-18 season, more than 550 hardworking young musicians will join together among our six program divisions to perform challenging musical works and develop the skill sets required to be tomorrow’s leaders. Concert performances serve as a public celebration of their dedication and recognition of the hours of practice, rehearsals, and energy that each student puts into their craft each day. The PYO organization’s educational pathway of ensembles benefits talented youth of all ages. Participation in PYO’s nationally recognized programs has a lifelong impact on students at varying levels of musical growth. Please join us for this year’s concerts, whether it’s at The Kimmel Center, Temple Performing Arts Center, or one of our many performance venues throughout the region. We invite you to celebrate our good citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Thank you for your continued support and generosity in helping us fulfill our important community mission. We greatly look forward to sharing our students’ many successes with you in the coming year. With all best regards and sincerest appreciation,

Louis Scaglione, President & Music Director


philadelphia youth orchestra 2018 gala dinner and concert

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Please join us for Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization’s 78th Anniversary Gala in suppor t of our talented young musicians. The evening begins with a grand reception featuring a fine ar t exhibit and sale, followed by dinner prepared by The Union League’s award-winning culuinary team. After dinner, guests attend a special concer t in the grand Lincoln Hall ballroom featuring Bravo Brass, Tune Up Philly, and Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Post-concer t desser t reception concludes the evening. Individual and corporate sponsorship oppor tunities are available. Please visit our website, www.pyos.org or contact Kevin Gifford, Development Director, 215 545 0502 or kgifford @ pyos.org, for more information. Advance reservations are required. All proceeds from the evening suppor t the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s financial aid and tuition scholarship programs. The Union League of Philadelphia 120 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

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Training tomorrow’s leaders, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, having been presented on tour in more than 20 countries, is one of the most well-recognized youth orchestra programs in the nation. It provides the region’s most advanced classical instrumental music students with unparalleled training and performance opportunities in orchestral music with nationally acclaimed soloists and collaborations with other regional ensembles under the direction of Maestro Louis Scaglione, one of the leading youth orchestra conductors in the country. In addition to the opportunity to showcase their talents through live performances in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and through high-profile radio broadcasts on WRTI-FM, members learn character-building life skills and supplement their collegiate and conservatory applications, making them strong candidates for acceptance into the most prestigious universities and conservatories around the world.

Louis Scaglione President & Music Director This season, Maestro Scaglione celebrates his 21st Anniversary with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization. Under his leadership, the organization has grown to include six program divisions and more than 500 students. Maestro Scaglione is deeply committed to the Greater Philadelphia cultural and educational community, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees. He has extensive experience as a nonprofit executive, and also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Philly POPS.


Sunday, November 19, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Louis Scaglione, Conductor

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Bernstein Debussy Tchaikovsky

Overture to Candide La mer Symphony No. 4

Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Louis Scaglione, Conductor Brahms Stravinsky Ravel

Symphony No. 3 Petrushka La valse

Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra 78th Annual Festival Concert Fifth Annual Ovation Award Louis Scaglione, Conductor World Premiere: Young Composers Competition Winner Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 For complete schedule and updates visit w w w. p yo s . o r g


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Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra

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Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra challenges advanced students through sophisticated symphonic repertoire and musical discipline. PYAO further provides the opportunity to rehearse standard orchestral repertoire and achieve advanced ensemble proficiencies with a highly experienced professional conductor. PYAO students work with master teachers from The Philadelphia Orchestra in sectional rehearsals; have the opportunity to participate in an annual concerto competition; and perform in high-profile professional venues throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, including the Perelman Theater and Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Rosalind Erwin Director & Conductor Maestra Erwin, a graduate of The New School of Music and Temple University, studied conducting with Ricardo Muti, Leonard Slatkin, and David Zinman. She is currently Music Director and Conductor of the Drexel University Orchestra and former Music Director of the Pottstown Symphony. She is a master teacher and is a highly sought after clinician and guest conductor.


Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra Rosalind Erwin, Conductor

YAO Dukas Beethoven Tchaikovsky Liszt

Fanfare from La péri Symphony No. 2 Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite, No. 2 Les préludes

Perelman Theater, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra Rosalind Erwin, Conductor Brahms Ravel Franck

Academic Festival Overture Suite from Ma mère l’Oye Symphony in D Minor

Perelman Theater, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, May 13, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra 23rd Annual Festival Concert Rosalind Erwin, Conductor Young Artists Solo Competition Winner, Soloist Copland Dvoˇr ák

Appalachian Spring Symphony No. 9

Perelman Theater, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 For complete schedule and updates visit w w w. p yo s . o r g


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Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra

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Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra, a new and expanded educational offering of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization, is a beginning to intermediate-level full symphonic orchestra that provides most students with their first introduction to large orchestral playing. Through standard orchestral literature, students are challenged to hone their talents for listening, blending, balancing, and making music within the full orchestral context. PYMO prepares its members for participation in Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, and eventually, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, as students advance through PYO’s distinguished orchestra education continuum and pathway.

Kenneth T. Bean Director & Conductor Mr. Bean, a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Jackson State University, is also Music Director and Conductor of the Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley and Conductor of Symphony in C Youth Orchestra. He currently teaches at the Kinhaven Music School and previously taught at the Luzerne Music Center. Mr. Bean maintains an active freelance trumpet career and also serves as Associate Director of the Primavera Fund.


Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra Kenneth T. Bean, Conductor

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Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni Fauré: Pavane Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 3 & 5 Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Temple Performing Arts Center Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra 2nd Annual Festival Concert Kenneth T. Bean, Conductor Verdi Warlock: Grieg: Schubert:

Overture to La forza del destino Capriol Suite Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Symphony No. 8

Temple Performing Arts Center Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 For complete schedule and updates visit w w w. p yo s . o r g


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Bravo Brass

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Bravo Brass, the only year-round brass ensemble in the Philadelphia area and one of only three in the country, offers the highest level of individual and ensemble training opportunities for the most accomplished young brass musicians in the area. In addition to the opportunity to showcase their talents through multiple live performances throughout the year, members have distinguished themselves and gained acceptance to some of the most competitive and prestigious institutions for music and higher learning around the globe.

Paul Bryan Director & Conductor Mr. Bryan serves as both the Dean of Faculty and Students and a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music. An accomplished trombonist and teacher, he also holds positions as Music Director of Symphony in C’s Summer Symphony Camp and Head Conductor of the Young Artist Summer Program at Curtis.


Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. • St. Mark’s Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. • St. Mary’s Bravo Brass Paul Bryan, Conductor

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“‘Twas the Brass Before Christmas” Saint Mark’s Church of Philadelphia Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. • St. Mark’s Sunday, March 4, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. • St. Mary’s Bravo Brass Paul Bryan, Conductor “Bach on Brass” Music of the Master Arranged for Brass Saint Mark’s Church of Philadelphia Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Bravo Brass 15th Annual Festival Concert Paul Bryan, Conductor “Brass by Popular Demand” Bravo Brass concertgoers select the evening’s repertoire St. Mark’s Church of Philadelphia Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 For complete schedule and updates visit w w w. p yo s . o r g


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Philadelphia Region Youth String Music

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Philadelphia Region Youth String Music offers unparalleled, personalized small group instruction and educational support for beginning to intermediate string students, under the direction of the highly respected Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Gloria dePasquale. With performance opportunities alongside the program’s faculty, PRYSM also provides members with peer mentors from the senior ensembles of the PYO organization.

Gloria dePasquale Director & Conductor Mrs. dePasquale joined The Philadelphia Orchestra’s cello section in 1977 at the invitation of Eugene Ormandy. She was cellist of the dePasquale String Quartet and dePasquale Trio. She is an advocate for music education and served on the Music Education Committee of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and is senior artistic and educational advisor to PYO. She maintains a large private cello studio, and is nationally recognized as an instructor of cello performance.


Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. PRYSM Gloria dePasquale, Conductor PRYSM Young Artists Andrea Weber, Conductor

YSM Warlock Grieg Rossini

Capriol Suite Two Norwegian Airs String Sonata No. 3

Centennial Hall The Haverford School Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. 11th Annual Festival Concert PRYSM Gloria dePasquale, Conductor PRYSM Young Artists Andrea Weber, Conductor Holst Halvorsen Elgar

Saint Paul’s Suite Passacaglia for String Orchestra Serenade for Strings

Centennial Hall The Haverford School Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 For complete schedule and updates visit w w w. p yo s . o r g


Tune Up Philly!

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Tune Up Philly offers a differentiated musical curriculum that was created to meet the specific needs of students living in challenging social and economic conditions, with a focus on effecting meaningful community change. The program offers children in under served communities an opportunity to learn and perform orchestral music and make a true difference within their communities, both through the use of music and through a purposeful connection with others.

TU Paul Smith Director & Conductor An award-winning educator, classical recording artist, and nationally performed composer, Mr. Smith holds degrees from Mannes College of Music and The Juilliard School. He has helped hundreds of families and leading cultural institutions use intensive performing arts education opportunities to engage communities and foster success. Mr. Smith has implemented innovative and successful music education programming, created long-lasting community partnerships among institutions of varying disciplines and genres.


Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. Tune Up Philly Paul Smith, Conductor

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Studio selections featuring traditional dances and folk melodies Temple Performing Arts Center Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Information: 215 893 1999 Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. Tune Up Philly 8th Annual Festival Concert Paul Smith, Conductor Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Satie, Stevie Wonder, and more! Temple Performing Arts Center Ticket Information: 215 545 0502 For complete schedule and updates visit w w w. p yo s . o r g


Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra PRYSM Bravo Brass Tune Up Philly Showcase 2018

Sunday, March 25 • 3:00 p.m.

Verizon Hall • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $15 – $25 Ticket Philadelphia: 215 893 1999


The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Ovation Award for Inspiration and Outstanding Leadership in Music Education honors an outstanding music teacher in the Delaware Valley Region who, while imparting musical knowledge, builds character, self-confidence and capabilities that position students for success in every aspect of their lives. The top ten finalists and grand prize winner will be presented at the PYO 78th Annual Festival Concert in Verizon Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018. TO NOM INATE : pyos.org /event s / ovation - award

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Young Composers Competition recognizes and honors the talents of young composers between the ages of 18 and 24. This competition is an opportunity to encourage young composers to develop their most valued skills and teaches PYO students the value of supporting new orchestra works. The winner will receive a cash prize and have their composition premiered by PYO at the 78th Annual Festival Concert in Verizon Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The performance will be recorded for a future WRTI broadcast. TO APPLY : pyos.org /event s /young- composers- competition


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Foundations Julian A. and Lois G. Brodsky Foundation D’Addario Foundation Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation Elsie Lee Gar thwaite Memorial Foundation The Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund H.E.L.P. Foundation The Maguire Foundation The McGinley Family Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Philadelphia Foundation A. Car ter Pottash Family Foundation The Presser Foundation Psalm 103 Foundation The Rittenhouse Foundation The Robinson Family Foundation of The Jewish Communal Fund The Samantha Fund of The Community Foundation of NJ The Seattle Foundation ®

Marketing Support Love the Ar ts in Philadelphia Media Partner WRTI-FM Community Partners Barnes Foundation Belmont Char ter School Bryn Mawr College The City School, Fairmount The City School, Spruce Hill The Cur tis Institute of Music The Haverford School Inquiry Char ter School Independence Char ter School The Kimmel Center for the Performing Ar ts Mariana Bracetti Academy Char ter School Musicopia People for People Char ter School Philadelphia All-City Orchestra Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth The Philadelphia Orchestra Association The Primavera Fund The Philly Pops Rowan University Saint Barnabus Catholic School, an Independent Mission School Saint Helena-Incarnation Catholic School, an Independent Mission School Saint James School Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, Burlington NJ Saint Patrick’s Church, Philadelphia The Salvation Army Kroc Center School District of Philadelphia Settlement Music School Studio Incamminati Temple Performing Ar ts Center The Union League of Philadelphia List current as of publication date.

Design: Paone Design Associates, Ltd.

Corporations Aetna Foundation AirProducts, Corp. Allen Organ Company AmazonSmile Foundation Archer & Greiner, P.C. Bachrach Photography BHC Holdings, Inc. Brown Brothers Harriman Comcast Custom Processing Services, Inc. (Sandra & Jeffrey Klinger) David Michie Violins, LLC Donatic Feldscher Horwitz Public Relations Frederick W. Cook & Co., Inc. GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program Give with Liber ty GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Matching Gift Program Gramercy Proper ty Trust GTPHL, LLC Horsham Veterinary Hospital Jacobs Music Company Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies J.W. Pepper, Inc. Microsoft Matching Gift Program Network for Good Ox Coffee Paone Design Associates Parkway Corporation Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program PNC Bank The Prime Rib of Philadelphia PSEG Power of Giving Program Republic Bank SAP Software Solutions Sam Ash Music SKF, Inc. Southern Ocean Medical Center Studio Incamminati Strine Family of Companies UHS of Delaware, Inc. UHS of Pennsylvania, Inc. Tiffany’s Bakery 3 Veritable Friends

Government Citizens for the Ar ts in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Council on the Ar ts The Philadelphia Cultural Fund

We thank the following foundations and government agencies for their generous ongoing support, which makes all of our programming and outreach efforts possible.

Jean and David Soll Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia William Penn Foundation The Wright-Hayre Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Photography: Mark Garvin Photo & Bachrach Studios

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Board of Trustees Joseph F. DiMauro, VMD, Chairman Renée Dillon Johnson, Vice Chair James Matour, Esq., Treasurer Zachary M. Johns, Esq., Secretary Kenneth Blank Gary Frank Frank Giordano Trude Haecker, MD Sharon McGinley David R. McShane David Michie Lydia Ogden, Ph.D. Robert Pick Carl Primavera, Esq. Christopher Rinaldi W. Matthew Skilton Walter Strine, Esq. Rick Touhill Denise Valmé-Lundy, Esq.


2017 / 2018 Season Performance Schedule Sunday, November 19, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information: 215 893 1999 Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. Bravo Brass Saint Mark’s Church of Philadelphia Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church Information: 215 545 0502 Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. Tune Up Philly Temple Performing Arts Center Information: 215 545 0502 Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra Temple Performing Arts Center Information: 215 545 0502 Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. PRYSM & PRYSM Young Artists Centennial Hall The Haverford School Information: 215 545 0502 Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information: 215 893 1999 Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information: 215 893 1999 Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Bravo Brass Saint Mark’s Church of Philadelphia Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church Information: 215 545 0502

For complete schedule information and performance updates, please visit w w w. pyo s . o r g

Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase 2018 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra PRYSM & PRYSM Young Artists Bravo Brass Tune Up Philly The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information: 215 893 1999 Friday, April 13, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. 2018 PYO Gala Dinner and Concert Philadelphia Youth Orchestra The Union League of Philadelphia To request an invitation: 215 545 0502 Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. 11th Annual Festival Concert PRYSM & PRYSM Young Artists Centennial Hall The Haverford School Information: 215 545 0502 Sunday, May 13, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. 23rd Annual Festival Concert Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information: 215 893 1999 Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. 8th Annual Festival Concert Tune Up Philly Temple Performing Arts Center Information: 215 545 0502 Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Festival Concert Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra Temple Performing Arts Center Information: 215 545 0502 Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. 15th Annual Festival Concert Bravo Brass Saint Mark’s Church of Philadelphia Information: 215 545 0502 Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. 78th Annual Festival Concert Philadelphia Youth Orchestra The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Information: 215 893 1999


Audition Get involved ! Whether you support the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra as a musician, an audience member, or a donor, we welcome and appreciate your involvement—and we thank you for sharing in our belief in the power and merit of great music education.

The PYO organization hosts auditions for the upcoming season in both June and September. Application forms, audition schedules, and FAQs are available at

pyos.org/audition Attend

Shows and ticket prices vary by performance. For specific ticket and venue information for all upcoming events please visit

pyos.org/events/season-schedule Support The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization relies on the generous support of patrons, corporations, foundations, and private donors to continue to fulfill our important mission of championing a new generation of leaders, musicians and patrons of classical orchestral music. Please join us in celebrating our 78th Anniversary season with a tax-deductible contribution by calling 215 545 0502 or visiting

pyos.org/support Philadelphia Youth Orchestra P.O. Box 41810 Philadelphia, PA 19101-1810 Office: 215 545 0502 Email: info@pyos.org www.pyos.org

PYO organization receives support from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a commonwealth agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of Education and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

PYO Season Brochure 2017 - 2018  
PYO Season Brochure 2017 - 2018  
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