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Pop-Up Concerts in Carnegie Libraries

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Locations and times TBA (check back in early September)

Members of the Youth Chamber Connection, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras, and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform LIVE for library visitors in neighborhoods throughout the city including East Liberty, Homewood, West End, South Side, Oakland, and the North Side.

Our Pop-Up Concert performance series is a collaboration between Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO), YC², the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO), and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in celebration of Radical Days!

In celebration of RAD’s 25th Anniversary, YC2 groups will perform 25 Pop-Up Concerts this year, presenting live music throughout the city, in neighborhoods which rarely are treated to live music.    And don’t miss our free family event “Trick-Or-Treat Classical Crawl” on Saturday, October 26, 2019, which will feature 25 live musical treats! Details below.

In celebration of RAD’s 25th Anniversary, YC2 groups will perform 25 Pop-Up Concerts this year, presenting live music throughout the city, in neighborhoods which rarely are treated to live music.

And don’t miss our free family event “Trick-Or-Treat Classical Crawl” on Saturday, October 26, 2019, which will feature 25 live musical treats! Details below.

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Trick-or-Treat Classical Crawl!

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 5:30-7:00pm

Location: Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Ave, 15232 (Shadyside - corner of Fifth & Negley Avenues)

A free event for families with young children. Enjoy 25 musical treats - performances by members of the Youth Chamber Connection, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras - as you go room to room. Tell your friends and plan to visit! Costumes encouraged, but are optional.

All Ages Welcome! Costume Contest! Free Admission!


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PNC Recital Hall

Winter & Spring Recitals - dates TBA

Join us to hear a handful of our Saturday YC2 groups perform in PNC Recital Hall for their Winter & Spring Recitals.


SLB Radio

Saturday mornings in Spring 2020

Every spring, several of our groups take a turn playing live on the Saturday Light Brigade radio show at the Children’s Museum on the North Side. Check back for upcoming dates in 2020.


Heinz Hall Pre-Concert

Dates TBA

YC2 groups love to perform in the stunning Heinz Hall lobby before the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concert.


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Chamber Music Pittsburgh

Monday nights in Spring 2010 - Dates TBA

Two of our top chamber groups will have the opportunity to perform pre-concert for this prestigious chamber music series, which presents top chamber musicians from around the world. Concerts begin at 7:30pm, pre-concert lobby entertainment begins at 7:00pm.


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PYSO Pre-Concert

Dates TBA

Our youngest groups are invited to perform pre-concert before the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Heinz Hall Concerts.


Annual Hat Luncheon

Derby Day, May 2020

One of our chamber groups will have the chance to perform for this prestigious, usually-sold-out event, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to raise funds to support renovation and maintenance of our city parks.


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Pittsburgh Speaker Series

Wednesday nights throughout 2019-20

Our high-school groups have the opportunity to perform before the always-sold-out lecture by nationally-known authors, newsmakers, and journalists in the Heinz Hall lobby for the UPMC Robert Morris Pittsburgh Speaker Series.


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Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh

Friday nights - dates TBA

YC2 groups are invited to perform pre-concert for the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh at First Unitarian Church in Shadyside.


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Pittsburgh Concert Society

Spring 2020

Our top PYSO groups are encouraged to audition for this auspicious competition held at Kresge Theater on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University for the Pittsburgh Concert Society 2020 Young Artist Awards!


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Friends of the PSO

Thursday afternoons - dates TBS

YC2 groups are invited to perform for guests to this month’s Friends of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.


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Fiddlesticks Activities Time

Saturday mornings - dates TBA

Members of YC2 are invited to introduce their instruments and perform for our youngest symphony goers, ages 2-5, in this special pre-concert activity time in the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts Overlook Lounge.


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 2020 - 9:00am-2:00pm

YC², TRYPO, PYSO members and any other interested young musicians are invited to a special day to rehearse, perform at a nearby pre-school, and prepare for upcoming community outreach performances. To sign up, contact staff@youthchamberconnection.org.


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YC²/PYSO Winter Recital

Sunday, December 2019 (date TBA) - First Presbyterian Church

Our Sunday chamber groups will perform beautiful music in a spectacular setting in this free recital, open to the public.

Click each photo below to hear last year’s performances!


PA Governor’s Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 2019 (date TBA) - Governor’s Mansion, Harrisburg

Each year, Governor and Mrs. Tom Wolf invite a YC2 group to travel to Harrisburg to perform at their annual Holiday Open House.


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LaRoche College Festival of Lights

Friday, December 2019 (date TBA) - Divine Providence Mother House

Come hear our musicians play Chanukah and Christmas classics. The venue is the stunning Mother House at the Sisters of Divine Providence on the campus of LaRoche College.