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!
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!
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.
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
YC2 groups love to perform in the stunning Heinz Hall lobby before the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s concert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pittsburgh Concert Society
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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.