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January 27, 1988 | By William H. Sokolic, Special to The Inquirer
"Their music is very emotional. It makes me jump up and down. " You might think MaryEllen Morris is talking about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. After all, she is 16, and 16-year-olds are immersed in the pop culture. Actually, she's referring to those German Romantic guys, Beethoven and Brahms. Morris is more than just an aficionado of the classics. She's a cellist, and one of 17 South Jersey teenagers in this year's edition of the prestigious Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
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May 13, 1992 | By John Corr, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The maestro, Joseph Primavera, told the young performers that this would be a low-key, no-pressure, fun rehearsal. Then he started yelling at them. But the kids didn't seem to mind. They seemed, in fact, to be having a fine time sight-reading their way through Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor (From the New World). "This is fun for them," Primavera said later. "Musicians love to play, but they hate to practice. So, when they have been working especially hard, I give them a break and let them play.
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March 25, 1998 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
Sharing Violinists Sang Jang (left) of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Booker Rowe of the Philadelphia Orchestra share a music stand yesterday during a joint rehearsal at the Academy of Music designed to give the young musicians a chance to play side-by-side with, and learn from, the professionals.
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October 19, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph Primavera, 80, music director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra for 51 years, died of lung cancer Saturday at home in Upper Darby. The son of a violin maker who grew up in South Philadelphia, he was exposed to great music early and by the age of 6 began formal studies under noted local violinists Guido and Joseph Terranova, and later with Sacha Jacobinoff. By the time he graduated from Central High School in 1943, he had earned enough college credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree in music.
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December 1, 2012 | By Samantha Byles, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Delia Raab-Snyder, the process of learning and playing an instrument is about community. "We wanted to make music a social activity," said Raab-Snyder, "because it is. " The director of Tune Up Philly, an after-school music-enrichment program, said: "It shouldn't be something that you sit in your room all day and do by yourself. We want future students to see that their friends are playing and that those friends are playing for the entire school at the concert and then performing for the church next door, and say, 'If they can do it, then so can I.' " Tune Up Philly is one of five ensembles of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, an independent outreach program.
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March 23, 1987 | By Bridgett M. Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a chance for South to meet West - for music aficionados to honor traditional European music and simultaneously honor South America's influence on that music. It was a chance for players of classical strings and horns to appreciate the earthy, guttural sounds of the steel drum. A hybrid audience of classical music patrons and samba enthusiasts kept the beat as local samba groups performed during an afternoon fiesta yesterday at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel. The Latin American-style banquet was a benefit for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, to raise money for a forthcoming South American tour.
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November 4, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Bubble artist and performer Fan Yang will bring his Gazillion Bubble Show to the Merriam Theater on Saturday and Sunday. Families can watch Yang, the creator of the production who has also set 17 Guinness World Records, transform his bubble tricks and skills into a theatrical show with laser lights. The self-described bubble scientist, who has been performing more than 20 years, will fascinate with all kinds of bubbles - bouncing, floating, tiny, gigantic - and extract them from one another without bursting them.
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April 13, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Dia del Niño, meaning "day of the child," will be an international celebration of children through Latin culture on Saturday at Please Touch Museum. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will themed music, dance, theater, and crafts offered at the museum. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., children's singer Louie Miranda will perform folk songs in English and Spanish. Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders and the football team's mascot, Swoop, will give a special presentation at noon. At 2 p.m., visitors can get their groove on while learning the art of stepping.
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March 12, 1993 | By Lesley Valdes, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
"There's a certain kind of music called festival music. It's for big massed forces you don't get to hear much anymore," says Irvin S. Yeaworth, director of the Wayne Concert Series. The series, now in its 14th season, usually is at the Church of Our Saviour in Wayne, but the church is not big enough to hold all 120 members of Singing City chorus and the 110 members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, which will perform together on Saturday night. So the event has been moved to Girard Chapel of Girard College in Philadelphia, which Yeaworth pronounces one of the finest acoustical spaces for this kind of music in the city.
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May 22, 1987 | By Daniel Webster, Inquirer Music Critic
The opening chords will sound this weekend in what will be a spring and summer of music to celebrate the bicentennial of the Constitution. On Sunday, the 195-foot concert barge of the American Waterways Wind Orchestra will float up the Delaware to dock at Penn's Landing for a free concert at 8 p.m. And the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra will premiere Philadelphia composer Fredrick Kaufman's American Symphony No. 5 in a concert at 7 p.m. Monday on...
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June 6, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Cain could only look longingly out the window of his Willow Grove home. After brain surgery in January to remove a large blood clot, the 62-year-old band director was resigned to a two-month home recovery. During that time, he could not drive; help his wife, Debbie, shovel snow; or - most important for the enthusiastic musician - teach at Wissahickon Middle School. Five months later, as an elated Cain accepted the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Ovation Award, he thought back to those two empty months, in disbelief at how far he had come.
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January 14, 2014
William DeVito and Paul Sloate have been elected to the board of trustees of regional nonprofit EducationWorks , Philadelphia. DeVito serves as executive assistant to the president and director of community and economic development at LaSalle University. Sloate is the chief executive officer of Green Drake Partners of Wayne. Alan W. Flenner , an associate at High Swartz L.L.P., Norristown, and a captain in the Navy Reserve, was assigned by the U.S. Navy as deputy chief of staff of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
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December 1, 2012 | By Samantha Byles, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Delia Raab-Snyder, the process of learning and playing an instrument is about community. "We wanted to make music a social activity," said Raab-Snyder, "because it is. " The director of Tune Up Philly, an after-school music-enrichment program, said: "It shouldn't be something that you sit in your room all day and do by yourself. We want future students to see that their friends are playing and that those friends are playing for the entire school at the concert and then performing for the church next door, and say, 'If they can do it, then so can I.' " Tune Up Philly is one of five ensembles of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, an independent outreach program.
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April 14, 2012 | Choose one .
Music Pat Martino. Chris' Jazz Cafe offers one of our hometown's own black-and-blue soulful greats, South Philly guitarist Pat Martino, and his crew. It's been a banner year for the quiet, peaceful six-stringer. He's not only penned a new book, Here and Now! The Autobiography of Pat Martino (written with jazz scribe Bill Milkowski), but also released his first new album in five years, the live and vibrant Undeniable. Make it a (Jazz) day. — A.D. Amorosi Pat Martino & His Quartet Featuring Eric Alexander play at 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. Tickets: $35, $30. Information: 215-568-3131, www.chrisjazzcafe.com.
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April 13, 2012 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Dia del Niño, meaning "day of the child," will be an international celebration of children through Latin culture on Saturday at Please Touch Museum. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will themed music, dance, theater, and crafts offered at the museum. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., children's singer Louie Miranda will perform folk songs in English and Spanish. Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders and the football team's mascot, Swoop, will give a special presentation at noon. At 2 p.m., visitors can get their groove on while learning the art of stepping.
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November 4, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Bubble artist and performer Fan Yang will bring his Gazillion Bubble Show to the Merriam Theater on Saturday and Sunday. Families can watch Yang, the creator of the production who has also set 17 Guinness World Records, transform his bubble tricks and skills into a theatrical show with laser lights. The self-described bubble scientist, who has been performing more than 20 years, will fascinate with all kinds of bubbles - bouncing, floating, tiny, gigantic - and extract them from one another without bursting them.
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October 10, 2010 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Sister Mary McNulty is taking inventory of a sort, ticking off a list of frailty, desultory home life, and human ruin. One girl, a sixth grader, has a father who works in a deli until midnight, so it's her job to make sure her little sister finishes homework before putting her to bed. There's the boy who sits in the public library until closing every night because no one is at home, and another who wasn't doing homework because the electricity had...
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October 19, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph Primavera, 80, music director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra for 51 years, died of lung cancer Saturday at home in Upper Darby. The son of a violin maker who grew up in South Philadelphia, he was exposed to great music early and by the age of 6 began formal studies under noted local violinists Guido and Joseph Terranova, and later with Sacha Jacobinoff. By the time he graduated from Central High School in 1943, he had earned enough college credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree in music.
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