YC2 Events

All YC2 chamber groups perform in two recitals - our December recital is an in-formance, a chance for families to hear what the students have been working on this semester; and our May recital is a lovely end-of-year performance. Plus, depending on the musicianship level and motivation of the students, each chamber group will also perform once, twice, or up to a dozen times out in the community. 

Scheduling an Event: If you would like to inquire about hosting student musicians at your next event, contact Laurie Cunningham, YC2 Manager: staff@youthchamberconnection.org, 412-391-0185.  


Upcoming Events

Winter Recital 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

2:30pm - First Presbyterian Church, 320 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh 15222 - in Downtown Pittsburgh

Featuring: Amadeus Quintet, Artemis Quartet, Azalea Quartet, Cygnus Quartet, Galaxy Quartet, Leo Quartet, and Wapango Quintet


Past Events

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Governor's Mansion Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 10, 2017

4:00pm - 2035 North Front St., Harrisburg, PA

Featuring: TRYPO's September Quintet - Nathanael, Elizabeth, Jacob, Ruth, and Sofia - will play classical and holiday favorites in this free event, open to the public.


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Winter Recital 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

12:00pm - UPMC Mercy Hospital - Main Lobby

Featuring: Qabalastic Quartet, September Quintet, Chordis Quartet

2:00pm - Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University - Room 206

Featuring: Dominica Quartet, Barefoot Quartet, Quartet 222, MetroGnomes, and Silver Bridges Quartet

4:00pm - Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University - Room 322

Featuring: Monongahela Quartet, Mercurial Quintet, Atonic Quintet, Fidelis Trio

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Live on KDKA TV

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

9:00am on "Pittsburgh Today Live"

Featuring:  The Monongahela Quartet - Liam, Sarah, Hannah, and Maighread - members of TRYPO and PYSO performed "Carol of the Bells" and "Oh, Chanukah."

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LaRoche College - Festival of Lights

Friday, December 1, 2017

6:00-7:00pm - Sisters of Divine Providence Chapel

Featuring:  TRYPO's Fidelis Trio - Tommy, Maeve, and Nick; TRYPO's Chordis Quartet - Chad, Mei, Felix, and Emma; and PYSO's Artemis Quartet - Chloe, Anna, Nora, and Ji-Yool. Each group performed classical repertoire, then all three groups joined to perform holiday favorites in this stunning setting. 

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PYSO Donor Event at Trimont

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Featuring:  PYSO's award-winning Amadeus Quintet - Chris, Minori, Yosen, Ariana, and William - seen here with PYSO Executive Director, and private chef for this fun evening, Craig Johnson. 

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Korean Festival

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Featuring:  the Cygnus Quartet - Cuna, Sein, Thomas, and Mirra - members of PYSO and TRYPO.

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Pittsburgh Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Featuring: TRYPO & PYSO members Chloe, Ruth, and Sarah. The trio performed in the Heinz Hall lobby prior to a lecture by Supreme Court expert Jeffrey Toobin. 

Montgomery Fellowship Competition

Sunday, October 22, 2017

WAY TO GO Amadeus Quintet - winners of the prestigious 2017-18 Montgomery Fellowship. The Montgomery competition is open each year to chamber groups of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the winning group's chamber music education is funded by a grant from Chamber Music Pittsburgh in honor of their longtime director Ruth Montgomery, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday!

Kudos and Honorable Mention goes to the Artemis Quartet and Leo Quartet. All three YC2 groups impressed the judges with their preparation and quality of performance.

Photos Left to Right:  Amadeus Quintet: Chris, William, Minori, Ariana, Yosen; Artemis Quartet: Nora, Chloe, Anna, Ji-Yool; Leo Quartet: Will, Carolyn, Daphne, Futen. 

PSO Fiddlesticks Pre-Concert Activity

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Featuring: PYSO, TRYPO, and YC2 wind players Maya, Ellie, Josh, Kayla, Ami, Grant, Matt, and Kirsten. The students played spooky favorites for this Halloween-themed event. 


POP-UP Live Music in Carnegie Library Neighborhood Branches

Saturday, September 29, 2017

Featuring:  Fifty YC2 students rehearsed together for three weeks, then divided up and performed simultaneously in eight different Carnegie Library neighborhood branches: Allegheny, Homewood, West End, Knoxville, Lawrenceville, South Side, East Library, and Brookline. 

BRAVO and THANK YOU TO ALL who participated! 


PSO Musicians of Steel 5K Race

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Featuring: A dozen YC2 members performed in two spots along the race route, a group of string players played underneath the 30th Street Bridge, and a group of wind players performed at the water station - all members of either TRYPO or PYSO. Thanks to all who participated!