In January 2019 the Pro Youth Philharmonia embarked on its second UK tour which took the orchestra from London to Canterbury and Birmingham. Conductor Wissam Boustany talks about the Beacon of Hope Tour 2019.

The programme featured iconic classics like Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto, as well as music by two exciting emerging composers, Bushra El-Turk and Amelia Clarkson.

The Pro Youth Philharmonia was launched in April 2018...a new orchestra born out of love and the power of music to transform lives.

Our inaugural tour featured an ambitious programme and encompassed three cities within the UK. It has been a true revelation and we look forward to many more inspired moments together. 

In April 2018, the Pro Youth Philharmonia was born. PYP met for the first time on 9th April 2018 for four days of rehearsals and gave three concerts in Cadogan Hall (London), Sheldonian Theatre (Oxford) and Victoria Hall (Stoke-on-Trent). In this video by Tarik Halil, we see PYP rehearsing and some excerpts of their inaugural concert in Cadogan Hall. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Wissam Boustany, talks briefly about the orchestra and its "Method Called Love", which lies at the heart of its ethos.rehearsing and some excerpts of their inaugural concert in Cadogan Hall.

In this video Wissam Boustany talks about the Pro Youth Philharmonia (PYP) and its Method Called Love. Many thanks to Michael Hamilton for producing this video during our final rehearsal at Victoria Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent.

This is the 5th movement of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, from the second concert of the inaugural tour of Pro Youth Philharmonia, which took place at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford on Saturday 14th April 2018.

Pro Youth Philharmonia

Wissam Boustany - conductor

Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra (5th movement)

Pro Youth Philharmonia on its last rehearsal in Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, during their April 2018 tour. Wissam Boustany conducting an excerpt from the Finale of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. Thanks to Michael Hamilton for this video.