Community Connections

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 28, 2017 - Chamber Night has been moved to November 11. See details below. 

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

YC² Members are invited to 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 ($2/slice donation, please)
  • 8:00pm Chatham Baroque Concert "Art of the Trio."

Space is limited - RSVP today! (Click here to open RSVP fullscreen.)

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 19, 2017 - Symphony Splendor Holiday Home Tour sponsored by the Pittsburgh Symphony Association

Students will prepare holiday-theme music in advance at our October and November Community Connection nights. Non YC² member musicians are welcome to participate by registering as a YC² Community Connections Member - visit our JOIN page for details.

Conductor Eddie Leonard preparing YC² members for an upcoming holiday performance. 

Conductor Eddie Leonard preparing YC² members for an upcoming holiday performance. 

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

Community Connections students will play holiday favorites, along with any members of the audience wishing to dust off their instrument and bring it to the concert and join in the fun! Rusty notes from Grandma 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 16, 2018 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration - Music for Peace

All schools are off on Monday, January 16, 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.