Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Annual Gala and Concert

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Friday night The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) organization hosted its annual gala and concert, an evening of music, art and dining at the Union League in Center City. Board chair Frank Giordano and president and music director Louis Scaglione were on hand at the cocktail party where they greeted guests who dined on light bites and checked out the art show and sale by the prestigious Studio Incamminati artists, many of who were on hand for the event.

After the cocktail party, guests headed into the Grant Ballroom for dinner. It was there that Mayor Michael Nutter was presented the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Support of Arts, Culture and Education in the City of Philadelphia by Giordano and Scaglione. After dinner the guests headed upstairs to Lincoln Hall for the 75th Anniversary concert by the The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.

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UPDATE: Free Whisky For Lucky Fooboozers

Yeah, you read that right. Tonight at The Union League (140 South Broad), Grant’s Whisky is throwing their final Grant’s True Tales Supper–an evening of eating, drinking and storytelling by Peter Aguero–leader of the BTK Band, New York’s hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band (at least according to Aguero). And while most of the 75 seats for the event have been sold out for weeks, I just happened to stumble across space for two lucky Foobooz readers (and one guest each).

So what do you say, folks? Free sit-down dinner, free booze and a show? Sounds pretty awesome, right?

Of course, there’s a catch…

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