Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 1:00pm

Pictured: RPYO and music director Dr. David Harman

Credit: Royal Photography

Tune in for a sneak peek at the next generation of musical greats. (Watch the Performance On Demand)

Backstage Pass host Julia Figueras welcomes the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and their music director Dr. David Harman to WXXI's studios on Friday, November 11 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1.The orchestra will perform, and Figueras will chat with Dr. Harman, RPO mentors Rebecca Gilbert and Wilfredo Deglans, and a member of the orchestra.

The Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO) is a symphony orchestra comprised of young musicians in grades eight through 12 from schools throughout the greater Rochester area. The RPYO is sponsored by the Education Department of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra whose musicians serve as mentors and coaches to the RPYO and join them in the annual Side-by-Side concert in Eastman Theatre.

Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists – giving Classical 91.5/90.3/FM-HD 91.5-1 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.

This Backstage Pass program will repeat Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m.on Classical 91.5.


RPYO Podcast


The podcast will be posted shortly, but will not have the music in it--it's a matter of rights. For the full show, just click on the link above, and you can watch the archived video stream!

Amazing job!

It was wonderful to hear you play! What a fantastic job RPYO!

RYPO on 11/11/11

Excellent show! Dylan Kennedy's cousins, Taylor and Connor, Aunt Terry and Michael really enjoyed the show!

rpyo performance is great!!!

rpyo performance is great!!!

The RPYO shook our rafters!

This was, without a doubt, the most special Backstage Pass I have had the honor of hosting. The kids played like lions, and our guests were eloquent and enthusiastic. Kudos to all at WXXI who made this happen, and to the wonderful teens and parents who signed on, and created beauty. We have seen the future of classical music, and it is great.


Will there be a podcast available for this wonderful performance in the near future? These are such talented young musicians!