The Edgewood Symphony is committed to educational and community outreach — performing numerous outreach events each year. Our musicians and volunteers spend significant time developing and presenting educational programs in our local schools and libraries, performing at senior living facilities, and as guests at various events to promote the mission of the ESO.
The ESO’s Uncommon Q’tet and the ESO Community Players frequently perform in several Pittsburgh area libraries, including the Carnegie Libraries in Squirrel Hill, Oakland and the South Side, as well as the C.C. Mellor Library in Edgewood.
The Symphony has also participated in the PNC Grow Up Great program, which recognizes the critical importance of early childhood education and exposing children to a variety of opportunities. As part of this program, ESO musicians presented sessions at several Pittsburgh locations, including the Hill House Community Center, the Academy in the Woodland Hills School District, and at a preschool in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville.
The ESO has performed with Sean Lomax, whistler extrordinaire, who is an exceptional role model for young people. Mr. Lomax has presented several outreach programs alongside ESO musicians in the Woodland Hills School District and has performed for ESO season concerts.
The Symphony has also provided music for local non-profit events with organizations such as Visit Pittsburgh, City Theatre Company, the Carnegie Library’s Summer Reading Extravaganza, the WQED/Dominion VITA Awards and the Edgewood Foundation. If you would like to learn more about the ESO’s outreach programs or to inquire about having musicians perform for your event, please contact us by clicking here.