Bravo Brass, the brass ensemble of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute (PYOMI), enters “A New Era”, Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic St. Mark’s Church at 1625 Locust Street in Downtown Philadelphia.
After reaching the season milestone of its 25th anniversary, the ensemble will launch an exciting program featuring pieces never before performed in its 26-year history. A highlight of the evening will be the world premiere of Legacy Rising, composed by PYOMI alumnus Ehren Valmé. Paul Bryan, Director and Conductor of Bravo Brass shares, “Celebrating the 25th season of Bravo Brass last year was very rewarding, but it is even more exciting to start season number 26.
To celebrate, I’ve programmed never-before-seen works from Bravo Brass for our December concerts – new music for a new era. by Nathan Daughtrey are some of the interpreted pieces that are perfect to start the holiday season.
Bravo Brass is the only year-round youth brass ensemble in the Philadelphia area and one of only three in the nation, providing the highest level of individual and ensemble training opportunities for young musicians. of the region’s most accomplished brass instruments.
General admission tickets are $15. Students under 18 are free. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash at the door, or pre-purchased at this link: https://igfn.us/form/9ExIdA. For more information about the concert, call 215-545-0502 or visit www.pyomusic.org.
Bravo Brass, the only year-round brass ensemble in the Philadelphia area and one of only three in the country and under the direction of Paul Bryan, offers the highest level of individual and ensemble training opportunities for the region’s most accomplished young brass musicians. . Along with the opportunity to showcase their talents through multiple live performances throughout the year, members have achieved distinction and acceptance into some of the most competitive and prestigious institutions for music and entertainment. higher education around the world. Paul Bryan is a trustee of the Curtis Institute of Music. An accomplished trombonist and teacher, he also served as conductor of the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra, director of the University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble, and faculty member at Boyer College of Music and Dance from Temple University.
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute is the premier youth orchestra organization in the tri-state area for gifted young classical musicians and one of the oldest and most reputable youth orchestra organizations in the United States. For 83 years, the PYO Music Institute has provided professional-caliber musical experiences for young instrumentalists, while captivating audiences in the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world.
The organization has nine programs: Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO), Young Musicians Debut Orchestra (YMDO), Bravo Brass, Prysm Strings, Pizzicato Players, Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra (PYJO), Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB) and Tune Up Philly – Orchestral Pathways Program, a program inspired by El Sistema. Aged 5 to 21, PYO Music Institute musicians are selected by competitive audition and hail from a 70-mile radius of Philadelphia encompassing nearly 20 counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Through an advanced orchestral repertoire, students are challenged to perform at professional levels, pursue advanced musicianship, and achieve superior technical, musical, and personal application.
Former PYOMI musicians currently hold chairs in most of the top 20 professional orchestras in the United States, with 12 PYO alumni currently serving with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Extraordinary artistic leadership is the hallmark of the PYO Music Institute. Adolph Sorian (1940-1941), JWF Leman (1941-1952), William R. Smith (1952-1954) and Joseph Primavera (1954-2005) served as musical directors, Maestro Primavera having had the extraordinary distinction of being the longest serving active conductor of any orchestra in the world. Louis Scaglione, appointed in 1997 by Maestro Primavera and the PYOMI Board of Directors, continues the legacy of leadership, currently serving as President, CEO and Music Director of the PYO Music Institute.
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