High Notes: Lizzie Slyves

High Notes: Lizzie Slyves

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...

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PYSO Announces New Executive Director

PYSO Announces New Executive Director

  After twenty years as the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO), Craig Johnson will retire at the end of this December and William Powers will take the helm, vacating his position as Managing Director of  Pittsburgh Opera. Mr. Johnson...

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Painted Violin Fundraiser Winners!

Painted Violin Fundraiser Winners!

We held drawings today (December 6, 2020)  for the Painted Violins using Random Name Picker. (If you follow the link to Random Name Picker you may scroll down to the bottom of the page to read the FAQ's).  We will contact winners individually via email and/or...

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Update from a PYSO Alum

Update from a PYSO Alum

  Diani Shi, PSYO alum (2006-2009 and concertmaster in 2008-09!) has been busy! After PYSO she graduated from Princeton, then graduated from Harvard Medical School, and now is a resident physician at the Harvard hospitals in Boston. She continued to play violin in...

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High Notes: Elijah Nice

High Notes: Elijah Nice

For this week's High Notes, we hear from Elijah Nice, a percussionist who has been with PYSO for 2 seasons. Elijah was born in Lakeland, FL and moved to Bethel Park in 2005. He attended both public school and was home schooled for seven years. He returned to...

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High Notes: Mei Hommes

High Notes: Mei Hommes

  For today’s High Notes we hear from Mei Hommes, a violinist who has been with PYSO for two seasons. Some of Mei’s recent musical accomplishments include being the concertmaster during her last year of TRYPO, and playing in the 2019-2020...

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High Notes: Nicholas Palermo

High Notes: Nicholas Palermo

  For this week’s High Notes, we hear from another PYSO bassist. Nicholas Palermo has played bass with PYSO for two seasons, as well as playing the principal bass for the North Allegheny Chamber Orchestra and the Pit Orchestra for the 2020 North Allegheny Production...

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