“Little Russians”

Benefit Gala and Concert

Save the date!
FOR Sunday, October 28 at 6 pm
WHEN we introduce new Music Director Earl Lee
AT the PYSO Gala & Benefit Concert in Freehof Hall of Rodef Shalom in Shadyside.

On Sunday, October 28, the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra’s fundraising gala will introduce our new Music Director, Earl Lee at our Gala & Benefit Concert!

Over the years, our galas raise much needed funds for PYSO’s educational programs, scholarships, instrument fund and international tours.

The sit-down Russian themed dinner menu provided by Bistro to Go includes hors d’oeuvres, salad, choice of three entrees with sides, rolls & beverage and dessert.

While you’re enjoying dinner a troupe from the Allegro Ballet Academy will give a short performance in costume of popular Russian folk dances.

After dinner, Music Director Earl Lee and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform a short concert featuring excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago.

In addition to enjoying dinner and the orchestra concert, guests have the opportunity to win many exciting and valuable prizes via silent auction and a live auction emceed by Brian Edward of ‘Burgh Vivant.

Business Casual but attire inspired by the 1965 film Dr. Zhivago,

set amid the Russian Revolution, is welcome and encouraged!


What's Happening

6:00 pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
Full Orchestra Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rehearsal Order: Respighi Lara’s Theme (from Dr. Zhivago) – Email eve@pyso.org if you do not have your music! Tchaikovsky (Bach/Mendelsson – only if there is time – winds & percussion should plan to stay all[...]
3:30 pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal (for Gala) @ Rodef Shalom
Full Orchestra Rehearsal (for Gala) @ Rodef Shalom
Oct 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Full orchestra rehearsal for PYSO fundraiser that is same evening from 6 to 9 PM. PYSO Parents’ Assn will provide meal for PYSO musicians.
5:45 pm PYSO Fundraiser Gala @ Rodef Shalom
PYSO Fundraiser Gala @ Rodef Shalom
Oct 28 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Stay tune for more information!
10:00 am PYSO Dress Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
PYSO Dress Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch for musicians at 12:30 PM (provided by the PYSO Parents’ Assn).

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