We are facing an unprecedented time in our community and our country right now. Some major decisions have been made for us, and we wanted to keep you posted. We are heartbroken at these developments, but there is nothing we can do.
Carnegie Hall has cancelled our concert in NYC on March 31, 2020. Therefore, YPO’s much-anticipated trip to New York City has been cancelled.
Duquesne University has closed the campus effective as of the end of classes on Friday, March 13 through March 28. All YPO, WS, SYM, Saturday YC2, and PE coachings, rehearsals, sectionals are cancelled on March 14, 21, and 28. We are hopeful to be able to resume rehearsals on Saturday, April 4.
We are navigating this as best we can and will continue to keep you updated as developments continue. We will brainstorm ways we can explore remote learning opportunities over the next few weeks, as well as what our options might be for extending our season.
Let’s focus on the future!!! As we navigate this incredibly difficult and trying time, we are already trying to think about how we will come together when this has passed – and it will pass! – and how our community will need our music more than ever to heal. We truly believe music will be what brings our community back together, and we will be a part of that. You will be a part of that.