The Portland Youth Philharmonic is America's first youth orchestra - its genesis rooted deep in the high desert country of Burns, Oregon. Its mission is to inspire and educate young musicians 7 to 22 years of age and be a cultural asset to the community. Watch part of a rehearsal and hear from members of the orchestra. The PYP presents its first concert of the new season November 14, 2009.
Diane Syrcle is the Executive Director of the PYP. She talks about watching the musicians perform on stage.
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