Welcome to the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1945, and has been affiliated with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1962. The PYSO continues to rehearse and perform at its home, Heinz Hall. For over 67 years, the alumni of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra have achieved prominent musical careers, many of which obtaining positions in major symphony orchestras throughout the world.
The PYSO undertakes an international concert every three years and recent tours included Italy in 2011, China in 2008, and Central Europe in 2005. In 2014, the musicians will undertake a concert tour of Austria, Slovokia, and the Czech Republic.
In 2012, the PYSO mounted a very successful fundraising campaign to raise money for its Instrument Acquisition Fund, which allowed them to purchase equipment.
We look forward to seeing you at our concerts in 2014.
Craig Johnson, PYSO Executive Director