seen here in 1947 on the stage of Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
at Heinz Hall
Over the last 75 years of its existence, the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra has affected and shaped hundreds of alumni, who have gone on to bring their unique creative qualities to communities all over the world. Many of our alum have gone on to professional music careers in major symphony orchestras while others have been successful in an infinite number of ways, all continuing to support classical music through their dedication and talent.
Mary Ann Ivan
Alumni Blog Posts
We recently heard from Andrew Griffin, who played viola with PYSO from 2003 to 2004. Andrew is currently playing viola for the new Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. Andrew wrote in to tell us about some of his favorite PYSO...
On Monday evening PYSO hosted a discussion with PYSO alumni about their unique academic and career plans after high school. Together, the alumni represented 13 different undergraduate institutions, and shared a multitude of helpful insights. The almuni...
For this week’s Beyond the Notes session, PYSO was joined by Michael Tsang, who not only holds a PhD. in Physical Therapy but is also a PYSO alum! Dr. Tsang played piano in PYSO from 2007-2011 before completing a dual degree program at...
PYSO Alum and Violist Daniel Orsen is releasing his debut recording of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, in collaboration with pianist Pierre-Nicolas Colombat on Wednesday, September 2nd. It will be available for download on Bandcamp, and streaming on all major...
A day at the office for Mary Ann Ivan. We recently heard from alum, Mary Ann Ivan, who was a percussionist with PYSO from 1982 to1983. Since then she has had a career as a Broadway pit musician, musical director, composer, and conductor. Here’s what she had...