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2013-14 SEASON of FREE CONCERTS at HEINZ HALL
Heinz Hall is an accessible venue.
Please contact the PYSO office at 412-392-4872 so we can make special arrangements for any special needs in advance. Braille programs are available.
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WINTER CONCERT Heinz Hall Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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SPRING CONCERT Heinz Hall Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM
TBA Concerto Competition Winner
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November 24, 2013
MUSIC IN A GREAT SPACE featured the full Pittsburgh Youth
Symphony Orchestra as well as the Junior Mendelssohn Choir at Shadyside Presbyterian Church performing Mozart, Ginastera, and Dvorak.
November 10, 2013
Symphony Orchestra as well as the Junior Mendelssohn Choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church performing Mozart's Requiem.
November 9, 2013 "ROMEO and JULIET" at Heinz Hall
Ginastera - Estancia
Prokofiev - Various selections from Romeo and Juliet
Dvorak - Carnival Overture
June 2, 2013 - evening
Benefit Concert and Fundraiser in the Ballroom of Soldier’s & Sailor’s Memorial Hall.
May 19, 2013
SEASON FINALE Concert at
First movement of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor with Hannah Che, winner of PYSO Concerto Competition.
Finale from Mahler Symphony No. 1, Mozart Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio, and PSO Alumni joing us for a side-by-side performance of St. Saens Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah.
April 23, 2013 - Special Collaborative Concert at Heinz Hall: "Celebrating the Next Generation".
Featuring the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra with instrumental and vocal ensembles from Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University.
Program will include music of Mahler, Theofanidis, Kodaly, Budavari, and Schmidt.
March 2, 2013 at Heinz Hall
Stravinsky Firebird Suite
Bizet Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite - conducted by Daniel Mallampalli, winner of PYSO's Conducting Competition
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
December 9, 2012 - PYSO Chamber Music Ensembles at PPG Wintergarden. - Free and open to the public.
December 2, 2012
SYMPHONIC DANCES Concert at Heinz Hall.
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
Mozart Violin Concerto with Noah Bendix-Balgley
Faure Pelleas and Melisande Suite
September 30, 2012
PYSO Chamber Orchestra and Small Ensembles on the Tiffany Concert Series - "Sunday Afternoon Baroque" at Calvary United Methodist Church on the North Side. Program included Handel's Water Music Suite and Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake) by Bach. Ticket proceeds benefitted the Allegheny Historic Preservation Society and the restoration/preservation of the original Tiffany windows in Calvary United Methodist Church.
2011-12 SEASON May 5, 2012
Lawrence Loh, Conducting
Milhaud - La Creation du Monde with the Attack Theatre
Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with violinist Inori Sakai
winner of PYSO's Concerto Competition
Moussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition
March 3, 2012
Lawrence Loh, Conducting
with Dustin Cramer, winner of PYSO's Conducting Competition
John Williams - Imperial March from Star Wars
Bruch - Romance for Viola
with Meng Wang, viola soloist
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
November 20, 2011
Lawrence Loh & Thomas Hong, Conducting
Glinka Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
May 1, 2011 at Heinz Hall
Dvorak - New World Symphony
Barber - School for Scandal Overture
Elgar - Cello Concerto - excerpts (Eleanor Lee, soloist)
February 26, 2011 at Heinz Hall
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique and Roman Carnival Overture
Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4 (Stephen Kostyniak, soloist)
Bizet - March of the Toreadors from Carmen (Kemper Edwards, conductor)
CORNUCOPIA OF SOUND
November 21, 2010 at Heinz Hall
Rossini's William Tell Overture - Barber Adagio for Strings - Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite - Prokofiev Symphony No. 5
October 24, 2010 - PYSO on the TIFFANY CONCERT SERIES
Performances by chamber orchestra and small ensembles from the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, including strings, woodwinds, brass, and harp.
SPRING FINISH: May 2, 2010 at 4:00 PM
LISZT: Les Preludes
BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy - Alexander Lee, violin soloist
and PYSO Concerto Competition Winner
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome
RUSSIAN MASTERS: February 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM
PROKOFIEV: Love of Three Oranges March
SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto - Laura Motchalov, violin soloist
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5
MAGIC and MYSTERY: November 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM
DUKAS: La Peri Fanfare
DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
DUKAS: Sorcerer’s Apprentice
ELGAR: Enigma Variations