Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Presents a Community Celebration of Music, Hope, and Kindness

PYSO’s free concerts are an excellent opportunity to introduce children to the magic of a symphony orchestra.

The November 19th concert is presented in partnership with the Violins of Hope Greater Pittsburgh and the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. The concert program includes Smetana’s “The Moldau,” Pavel Haas’s “Scherzo triste,” Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” (orch. by Ravel), and Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs,” performed with the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

The PYSO is partnering with Violins of Hope Greater Pittsburgh to honor and celebrate the stories and restoration of the historic violins played by Jewish musicians in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. These instruments have been collected, expertly restored, and are now showcased in Pittsburgh by Violins of Hope. PYSO students have the opportunity to perform with these historic instruments during the concert as we share their stories and legacies.

PYSO and Violins of Hope will also celebrate World Kindness Day with the Farina Foundation. Over the last several months, the Farina Foundation has collected used instruments and refurbished them to give to students and organizations in the area. We will display over 100 of these instruments in the lobby of Heinz Hall and recognize the community organizations that will be the recipients of these instruments.


The Sunday, November 19th, Heinz Hall concert is FREE, but a ticket is required. The performance begins at 7 p.m.

To download your free tickets, please visit pyso.org/tickets

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