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Live Music: Sweet Atmosphere

June 22, 2019 – 11:05 am | 137 views
IMG_9178_banner From 06/22/2019: Gypsy Jazz, European Swing trio Sweet Atmosphere

Live Performance: Colin Suierveld

June 15, 2019 – 11:05 am | 21 views
Colin-Suierveld_banner From 06/15/2019: Live performance with Colin Suierveld.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Competition Winners: The Hoppo Duo

June 15, 2019 – 10:35 am | 21 views
IMG_9109 From 06/15/2019:  Pittsburgh Concert Society 2019 Young Artists Competition Winners The Hoppo Duo featuring Maine (12th grade) and Sora Hoppo (9th grade) from North Allegheny.

Live Performance: Violoncheloops

June 8, 2019 – 11:05 am | 59 views
Violoncheloops_banner From 06/08/2019:  Violoncheloops from Guadalajara, Mexico, performing as a part of the Phillter International Music Festival.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner Nathan Magley

June 8, 2019 – 10:35 am | 30 views
Nathan_Magley From 06/08/2019: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artists Winner Nathan Magley (12th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA) with selections on clarinet accompanied by Billie-Jo Miller.

Live Performance: Nat 28

June 1, 2019 – 11:05 am | 38 views
NAT28 Banner From 06/01/19  -- NAT 28 with a preview of their final concert of the season, In Spite of All This, 6/8 (7:30 pm), St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Live Performance: The Whelming Waters

May 25, 2019 – 11:05 am | 37 views
The-Whelming-Waters-Banner From 05-25-2019: Live music with The Whelming Waters.

Youth Express: Youth Chamber Connection, the Finestra Quintent

May 25, 2019 – 10:35 am | 16 views
IMG_9054 From 05-25-2019: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Finestra Quintet featuring Mei Hommes on violin (10th grade, Trinity Christian School), Maeve Southard-Wray on violin (10th grade, homeschool), Rowan Belt on piano (11th grade, homeschool), Nora Caballero on viola (12th grade, Winchester Thurston School) and Mirra Rasmussen on cello (12th grade, Chartiers Valley High School).

Live Music: Letitia VanSant

May 18, 2019 – 11:05 am | 12 views
Letita_banner_photo From 05/18/2019: Live music with Baltimore singer-songwriter Letitia Van Sant accompanied by David Mckindley-Ward.

Live Music: Donna O

May 11, 2019 – 11:05 am | 87 views
DonnaO Live music with singer-songwriter Donna O.