Please join the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) for the annual free Winter Concert at Heinz Hall.
The PYSO concerts provide audiences with a great way to experience classical music in a beautiful setting while providing opportunities for some of our region's most talented young musicians. For over 68 years, PYSO alumni have gone on to prominent musical careers, with many of them winning positions in major symphony orchestras throughout the world! And the Pittsburgh region should take great pride that the PYSO will be touring Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic during 2014.
The PYSO concerts are usually about two hours long, including intermission. This year's Winter Concert features the following compositions:
Rimsky Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture
Bizet - March of the Toreadors, from Carmen - led by conducting competition winner Yani Quemado
Copland - Promise of the Living, from The Tender Land
Mahler - Totenfeier
While this concert is FREE, tickets are still required for all guests in order to help with the overall planning/staffing/logistics given the Heinz Hall seating capacity. Please Click here to order and print your free tickets before arriving to the show.
For more information about this concert and other upcoming performances by the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO), please visit http://pittsburghyouthsymphony.org/performances.html
For more information about the PYSO, including its rich history and background, please visit http://pittsburghyouthsymphony.org
And as a little bonus, if this concert ends before 10 PM, we'll have a chance to walk over to Market Square to check out the remarkable interactive light exhibit Congregation which runs until March 16 from dusk until 10 PM (Sundays through Thursdays) and dusk until midnight Fridays & Saturdays.
To learn more that this remarkable exhibit which is free, please visit