McDowell Intermediate High School is hosting 135 of Northwest Pennsylvania's top high school orchestra students.

This is for the PMEA District 2,3,5 Orchestra Festival that runs until January 12.

Students were rehearing Thursday and will do the same on Friday, ahead of the Saturday concert at 1 p.m. at McDowell Intermediate. 

Jonathan Moser from Mercyhurst University and the Erie Philharmonic, will be the guest conductor for the event.

The concert will feature the music of Giuseppe Verdi, and John Williams.

Cost for the concert is $4 for adults and $3 for students.