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The Big Three

Monday, August 28 — Tuesday, December 19

  • August 28: First day of classes
  • September 4: Labor Day (no classes)
  • November 4: CYM Ensemble Recitals, First Unitarian Church
  • November 13 – 18: Fall Progress Week
  • November 21 – 26: Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27 – December 2: Fall Parent Teacher Conferences
  • December 8: Holiday Concert, First Unitarian Church
  • December 9: Wintergarden Performance at PPG Place
  • Winter Break: Tuesday, December 19 – Monday, January 1

Wednesday, January 2 — Tuesday, March 24

  • January 2: Classes resume
  • February 26 – March 3: Progress Week
  • March 12 – 17: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Spring Break: Monday, March 26 – Sunday, March 31

Monday, April 2 — Saturday, July 28

  • April is Enrollment Month for the 2018 – 2019 School Year
  • April 2: Classes resume
  • April 28: Annual Solo Recital, First Unitarian Church
  • May 21 – 26: Spring Progress Week for Classical Students
  • May 28: Memorial Day (no classes)
  • June 4 – 9: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • July 4: Independence Day (no classes)
  • Makeup Week: July 2 – 7
  • July 28: Last day of classes

SLB Radio + Children’s Museum

Saturday, October 22 all day, workshop beginning at 12:00 noon

A hands-on workshop (60 to 90 minutes) where students learn about mixers, microphones, digital editing and other broadcast tech-nologies as well as record a take-home CD for the group. This workshop is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Afterward, enjoy admission to all of the great exhibits and events at the Children’s Museum– don’t miss Tot Spot at 11:00am!

PBT’s Giselle

Sunday, October 30 2:00pm Benedum Center

In this haunting tale, a lover’s lie triggers a tragic turn of fate for a young village girl. For nearly a century ballerinas have coveted the otherworldly role of Giselle, and audi-ences have savored the chill-inducing dancing of this romantic masterpiece.

Beo Masterclass + PCS Concert

Saturday, November 5 at 10:00am at CYM Sewickley
Sunday November 6 at 2:00pm Pittsburgh Concert Society Winners Recital at Kresge Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

We are excited to announce a special collaboration with the Beo String Quartet as they celebrate winning the Pittsburgh Concert Society award this year. CYM’s own Mr. Ryan Ash, along with Jason Neukom, violin Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, violin Sean Neukom, viola form this exciting quartet. Quartet members will present a hand on masterclass where they work with student string musi-cians on the aspecrts of chamber perfo-ramnce, then partici-pants are invited to see Beo live in perfor-mance for their win-ners recital the next afternoon.

A Christmas Story, the Musical

Saturday, November 27 8:00pm Benedum Center

A Christmas Story is based on the beloved 1983 movie, directed by Bob Clark, which has become a perennial holiday favorite. Adapted faithfully for the stage by Joseph Robinette, the funny and witty songs are provided by the songwriting duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose compositions figured prominently on the NBC show Smash. Sure to appeal to all the family, this musical is a whimsical, nostalgic portrait of 1940s America and a stone-cold holiday classic.

Midori Plays Mendelssohn

Sunday, February 5 at 2:30 PM Heinz Hall
The CYM Strings present pre-concert music at this concert!

World renowned violinist Midori makes her long awaited return to the Pittsburgh Symphony in a per-formance of Mendelssohn’s poetic and lyrical Violin Concerto. Mozart’s ingenious “Haffner” Symphony opens the program. Includes Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, “Haffner” Mendelssohn: Con-certo in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 64 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Opus 68.

Chatham Baroque’s PB & Jam- Piano and Forte

Saturday, March 18 11:30am at Calvary Episcopal Church, McClintic Hall

Like life, music has its ups and downs. We explore those won-derful contrasts in Baroque mu-sic both soft and loud. Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions are in-formal concerts designed spe-cially for preschoolers and their accompanying grownups. Per-formances are fun, lively, and educational, with live Baroque music, and breaks for interactive singing, dancing, playing, stories, and wiggling. Performances last approximately 35-45 minutes.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra– Buchbinder plays Mozart

Friday, April 28, 8:00pm at Heinz Hall
The CYM Strings present pre-concert music at this concert!

One of the world’s foremost pianists, and in celebration of his 70th birthday, Rudolf Buchbinder takes the stage to perform not one but three concerti — beginning with the serene Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 K. 466, a favorite of the composer. Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the “Emperor” will not disappoint, named a “symphonic concerto” with its grandiose and sublime movements ending with an exuberant allegro.

Pittsburgh Opera presents The Summer King

Sunday, May 7, 3:00pm, Benedum Center

The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera’s distinguished 78 year history hits close to home. The Summer King tells the story of Pittsburgh native and baseball legend Josh Gibson.

PSO – Fiddlesticks: Around the World

Saturday, May 13, 11:15am, Heinz Hall

Come along with Fiddlesticks for a musical adventure in Heinz Hall! Discover the ex-citing music created in different countries and how composers have been inspired by exhilarating rhythms and colorful melodies. Hear how Rimsky-Korsakov brought the tale of Scheherazade to life and how Gershwin created a musical journey through Paris. Bring your imaginations as Fiddlesticks sets sail for a whirl-wind trip across the musical globe!