By Nina Cheng
Do you like going to concerts? Do you like folk music? Do you like classical music? If you said “yes” to any of the above, the upcoming Philadelphia Youth Orchestra concert featuring the Indigo Girls may be just right for you!
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, founded in 1939, is one of the oldest youth orchestra organizations in the nation. Previously conducted by the renowned Joseph Primavera, PYO is now under the leadership of Maestro Louis Scaglione. Since 1981, PYO has participated in fourteen international tours, including those in Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, and Russia. This 2014-2015 season holds special significance, as it is the 75th anniversary of PYO’s founding. The upcoming concert, to be performed in conjunction with the Indigo Girls, is a celebration of the organization’s rich history.
The Indigo Girls, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, are a folk rock music duo with a legacy of hit releases. They are the only duo that has made the top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 chart in each of the last four decades. This April, they will be joining PYO, and the concert will feature a whole selection of Indigo Girls classics, backed by symphonic arrangements. This will be an exciting event you do not want to miss!
We also have many talented musicians from the Upper Dublin music department who will be participating in this special concert. These students include Anne Liu, on violin, Kevin Wang, on viola, and Nina Cheng, on oboe and English horn. The date of this unique concert is April 12, at 8 pm, at Verizon Hall. Get your tickets now at tickets.kimmelcenter.org!