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.
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Mary Ann Ivan
Alumni Blog Posts
#PYSOProud – PYSO Alum cast in Cole Porter’s Night and Day
PYSOProud – Grace Callahan (Violin/Viola 2007-11) who majored in Music Performance at Duquesne University and then received her Master’s in Music at the Manhattan School of Music, has been cast in Cole Porter’s Night and Day an off-off Broadway production at Elmwood...
Devin Moore and the Isidore String Quartet take 1st place in the Banff International String Quartet Competition
Devin Moore and the Isidore String Quartet take 1st place in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning a package valued over $500,000 in prizes including a recording contract, three-years of professional management, an extensive winner's concert...
PYSO Alumni Update: Harpist Isabel Cardenes to be performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra!
PYSO harp alumna Isabel Cardenes, who is currently studying at Manhattan School of Music, will be performing with a Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on June 15. She has also recently subbed with the Harrisburg Symphony and New Jersey Festival Orchestra.
PYSO Alumni Update – Yonatan Quemado’s Group, Resiliencia Ensemble presents Resurgam: a Reunion Recital
Yonatan Quemado, violinist, PYSO alum, and member of Resiliencia Ensemble recently reached out to us to let us know of an upcoming FREE concert the group will be putting on at the PYCO School of Music, Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. The concert is free, but...
PYSO Alumni Update: Kayla Gilmore Wins International Competition and Performs at Carnegie Hall in New York!
PYSO was happy to receive an update from PYSO alumna and flautist Kayla Gilmore. In 2020, Kayla competed in the American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition. Kayla won first place in her category and this past December performed her concerto at New...