2020-2021 Season

Although PYSO’s 2020-2021 season was entirely online our young musicians under the guidance of Music Director Earl Lee produced three virtual Play It Forward concerts. The debut dates have passed, but you can still view any or all of the concerts by clicking on the links below!

Click on the flyers below on the right to view concerts in their entirety or
Click on the pieces that are listed below on the left to view those individual performances.

Play it Forward – Season Finale

Premiered Live on Sunday May 16 on PYSO’s YouTube channel @pghyouthsymph

Stravinsky’s  Rite of Spring
Elgar’s Cello Concerto, performed by Nathan Choe
Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5
Respighi’s Pines of Rome





Play It Forward: Towards the Sun

Premiered Live on Sunday, March 21 on PYSO’s YouTube channel @pghyouthsymph

Pius Cheung’s Synced
Bellini’s Oboe Concerto in Eb, performed by Rebecca Mack
Liszt’s Rigoletto Paraphrase, performed by Emma Kim
Andres Izmaylov’s  Toward the Sun
Jan Ladislav Dussek’s Rondo-Allegretto from Duettino
performed by Isabel Cardenes and Skyler Moon
Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 67 (1907)
Performed by The Spianato Quintet: Hannah Chang and Naiya Livingston on Violin; Kai Su on Viola; Hyunjun on Cello; Katie Liu on Piano.
      I.  Adagio, Allegro

“Play It Forward!”

Virtual Concert

Premiered on Sunday, December 13 on PYSO’s YouTube channel @pghyouthsymph

PYSO 2020 Concerto Competition Winners:
Gliere’s Concerto for Harp , excerpts performed by Amanda Kengor
Chopin’s Piano Concerto excerpts performed by Katie Liu
Pius Cheung’s Unsynced
Beyond the Notes: Creativity and Music, New Student Compositions by PYSO members Phoebe Chen, Ethan Carter, and Yunshu Li
Copland’s Hoedown
Thanks to all the PYSO members that contributed to this project, and special thanks to Earl Lee, Eve Goodman, Bridget McKenna, David Lee and Pius Cheung for their many hours of work in producing this concert video!

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