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Directing New Energy Into City's Philharmonic Youth Orchestras

Credit Courtesy/FWPhilharmonic
Maestro Webdell has made a lifelong commitment to engage students of all ages into the fabric of music.

Valparaiso, Indiana's Troy Webdell, a noted conductor and educator, is the new director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's revitalized Youth Orchestras.

Webdell has been teaching band and orchestra students for the past 24 years, and is the founder and conductor of the South Shore Orchestra, a regional orchestra located in Valparaiso with an international perspective and unique repertoire.

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek invited the maestro into the studio to talk about his dedication to connecting people throught the language of music, and how he plans to share this passion with his students, and the community, here in Fort Wayne.

Event Information:

FW Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Fall Concert: New Beginnings
@Auer Performance Hall, Purdue Fort Wayne
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
5:30 p.m.

FWPhilharmonic Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert: Night of Lights
@ Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
6:30 p.m.

For ticket information, and a complete listing of the 2018-2019 season, visit the Fort Wayne Philharmonic website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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