Teen Orchestra Treated like Professionals Acclaimed conductor Benjamin Zander says he doesn't compromise standards just because the 95-member Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is made up of teenagers. "This is a world class orchestra," Zander says, "and they can play at the highest level the music requires." Host Chris O'Riley joins The YPO in the "Rondo" from Beethoven's Triple Concerto.
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Teen Orchestra Treated like Professionals

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Teen Orchestra Treated like Professionals

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Teen Orchestra Treated like Professionals

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Acclaimed conductor Benjamin Zander says he doesn't compromise standards just because the 95-member Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is made up of teenagers. "This is a world class orchestra," Zander says, "and they can play at the highest level the music requires." Host Chris O'Riley joins The YPO in the "Rondo" from Beethoven's Triple Concerto.

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