In my search for possible interviews for my shows I am constantly amazed by the relatively unknown cultural treasures that we have here in the Philadelphia area. In a community where when we think of classical music the first thing that comes to mind is the Philadelphia Orchestra followed perhaps by the Philly Pops. A true treasure I have found is the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Founded in 1991 they have played both here in Philadelphia as well as on tours thru South America , Bermuda and they are scheduled to tour Russia this fall. Under the direction of its founder, Musical Director and Conductor Daniel Spaulding it is clearly a labor of love for Mr. Spaulding. As a conductor Spaulding has been a frequent guest Conductor throughout Europe and the United States. This past Sunday I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Chamber Orchestra’s most recent performance at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. The Church proved to be a beautiful and majestic setting for what I found to be a truly gifted performance. Mixing everything from Bach to Leonard Bernstein to John Phillip Sousa I was transported to emotional heights not often visited. Anytime in the future that the Philadelphia Virtuosi Orchestra performs in Philadelphia I will be there. Putting a vibrant interpretation to the best in music they are not to be missed. If you can’t find one of their concerts to attend then I suggest you look for one of their CD’s at your favorite music outlet. They deserve a WOW indeed.