PYSO continues its High Notes series, featuring bassoonist Lizzie Sylves. This year has been Lizzie’s first year with PYSO, and she is a former member of the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Other musical accomplishments of Lizzie’s include placing as Bassoon 1 at the 2019-2020 PMEA Honors, District, Regions, and All State bands, as well as the Honors Band yearly. Lizzie is also a member of the National Association for Music Education 2020 Concert Band.
Here is what Lizzie had to say about the difference PYSO has made in her life:
“When I was little, my aunt would take me into the city for PSO and PYSO concerts. My aunt was a teacher before she moved, and I remember meeting her students who performed. I couldn’t believe that these musicians that were just a few years older than me sounded so amazing! Joining PYSO became a goal for me, and it became a motivating force to work harder and make beautiful music.”
Many thanks to Lizzie for her awesome High Notes submission!