Community Connections

Throughout the year, YC² members are invited to participate in special community engagement performances, attend concerts by professional chamber musicians, and participate in other enrichment opportunities.  

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Pop-Up Concert Series in Eight Carnegie Library Neighborhood Branches

This performance event was a collaboration between TRYPO/YC² and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in celebration of Radical Days! Fifty students participated by rehearsing for three weeks during September, then performing in small ensembles out in the community. View photos below of our performance day at the following neighborhood Carnegie Libraries: Allegheny, South Side, Lawrenceville, Homewood, West End, Knoxville, East Liberty, and Brookline. 

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October 2, 2017 - Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents the Orion Quartet with flutist Tara O'Connor at Carnegie Music Hall

YC² members were each offered two free tickets to hear this internationally-recognized professional chamber group - two of whom grew up in Pittsburgh and attended concerts at Carnegie Music Hall when they were young musicians.  


Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 5:30pm - An Evening with Chatham Baroque

YC² Members enjoyed an exclusive evening with an internationally-recognized professional chamber ensemble - Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley of Chatham Baroque!

  • 5:30pm Group YC² Rehearsal of seasonal repertoire
  • 6:30pm Demonstrations of 16th & 17th Century period instruments
  • 7:15pm YC² pizza party
  • 8:00pm Chatham Baroque Concert "Art of the Trio."

Chatham Baroque Reviews: “One of Pittsburgh’s greatest treasures”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; The Washington Post calls them “musically impeccable”; the Chicago Tribune, “a splendid period-instruments ensemble”; and the New York Times praises their “colorful virtuosity.”


November 27, 2017 - Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Classical Sean Jones and Friends at Carnegie Music Hall

YC² members were each offered two free tickets to hear the Grammy-award winning trumpeter, composer, educator, activist, and Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Sean Jones.

Program includes:  L’Histoire du Soldat - Igor Stravinsky (with dancers from Attack Theatre and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony), and Noir in Blue - Wynton Kelly Stone Guess (world premiere)

"...even at his most introspective, he conveyed considerable melodic ardor and dramatic intensity."
Chicago Tribune


Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm - Holiday Play Along in Carnegie Music Hall Foyer

YC² students, audience members, alumni, and friends are all invited to join us to play holiday favorites in the stunning Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, led by YC² alum and student conductor Tim Sutton. Dust off your instrument and join in the fun! Rusty notes from Grandpa or Aunt Sally don't matter when we are all having fun and celebrating the season together! Then stay to hear TRYPO's Symphonette and YPO concerts beginning at 7:00pm.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration - Music for Peace

All schools are off on Monday, January 15, so it's a perfect day to gather, rehearse some music designed to foster peace in the world - then we'll all head off the same day to perform out in the community. 

Spring 2018 - (Tentative) Marches and Military Music for Veterans

A large number of our city's most fragile population are veterans of the armed services. Students will meet to rehearse military-themed repertoire then go out and perform at community programs which serve veterans and others in need of a boost of joy and hope.  

Your ideas welcome! 

We welcome suggestions of community partners who can provide an audience which would be appreciative of a live music performance. Contact:, or call 412-391-0185.