Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras is thrilled to announce that YPO received an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Tuesday, March 31, 2020!
After much internal discussion, a survey to parents and students, and a lot of discussion among members of the board of directors, we are pleased to announce that we have accepted the invitation and…
We are going to Carnegie Hall, NYC in March 2020!
We have a lot of details to work out in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more information about the itinerary and repertoire! We can’t wait!!
What does it mean to perform at Carnegie Hall?
It’s just a regular ole’ stage, right?
Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous stages in the world. Musicians and audience members alike travel from all over the planet to perform there and listen to concerts there.
It was not only home to the New York Philharmonic for many years, but just about every famous musician you can think of who has been alive since it was built has performed there, including Leonard Bernstein, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, James Taylor, the Beatles, just to name a few! Just to step out onto that stage is to participate in a piece of history. Not to mention, near-perfect acoustics make a performance there an experience that every musician will remember for years to come.
Carnegie Hall, eh? Sounds familiar!
We Pittsburgh-ers especially love Carnegie Hall in New York City because of course it was built by … who else?? Andrew Carnegie in 1891!
Have you heard the famous joke about Carnegie Hall?
Rumor is that a pedestrian on Fifty-seventh Street, Manhattan, stopped Jascha Heifetz and inquired, “Could you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” “Yes,” said Heifetz. “Practice!”
We know YPO Students will be practicing hard as we get ready to go this spring!