Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerts at Heinz Hall are going to be free for at least the next three years thanks to the Heinz Endowments:
From the presser:
The Heinz Endowments has awarded the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra a grant of $110,000 that will provide operating support for the three upcoming seasons of free concerts at Heinz Hall, as well as support for the Youth Orchestra’s concert tour of central Europe in June of 2014 when they will perform in Salzburg, Vienna, Bratislava, and Prague.
The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra is comprised of approximately 90 musicians, ages 13-20, representing 40 schools in the tri-state area. It is directed by Lawrence J. Loh, Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.