Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: Pierce Dipner

November 10, 2018 – 10:35 am | 6 views
IMG_7241 From 11/10/2018: Guitarist, vocalist and 2019 Blues Society of Western Pa. honoree Pierce Dipner (9th grade, Mt. Lebanon)

Youth Express: YMCA Lighthouse Project

November 10, 2018 – 10:05 am | 6 views
IMG_7239 From 11/10/2018: Performers from the YMCA Lighthouse Project in Homewood featuring Taneiya Young (15, Urban Pathways Charter School), Raynard Lucas (19), Robert Rose Thompson (20) and Destinee McCallister (21) along with Artist-in-Residence James Robertson.

Youth Express: This Is The World

November 3, 2018 – 10:35 am | 32 views
IMG_7181 From 11/03/2018: Live music with This Is The World, featuring Jessie Ort (16), Austin Zarnick (15) and Jason Brahler (15) of Knoch High School.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

November 3, 2018 – 10:05 am | 6 views
IMG_7179 From 11/03/2018: Big Sister Debra Zafar and Little Sister Jazmine "Jazzy" (9, Propel Montour) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Erica Strafalace

Youth Express: Sunburst School of Music

October 27, 2018 – 10:05 am | 24 views
Sunburst School of Music From 10/27/2018:  The Sunburst School of Music house band, featuring Madeline King (15, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Riley Deringor: (17, Pittsburgh SciTech), Zack Wolynn (15, Pittsburgh CAPA), Mason Miller (17, Winchester Thurston), Shane Cranor (17, Pittsburgh SciTech) and Gabe Barash (14, Pittsburgh Allderdice).

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society – Maine Hoppo

October 20, 2018 – 10:35 am | 30 views
IMG_7097 From 10/20/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Maine Hoppo (16, North Allegheny) with selections on violin.

Youth Express: Center for Young Musicians

October 20, 2018 – 10:05 am | 29 views
IMG_7094 From 10/20/2018: Four guitarists (ages 8 through 17) from the Center for Young Musicians

Youth Express: Chaehyun “Cuna” Kim

October 13, 2018 – 10:35 am | 32 views
From 10-13-2018:  2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Chaehyun "Cuna" Kim (16, Fox Chapel Area High School) with selections on violin. Accompanied by Sinyam Kim.

Youth Express: Elizabeth Strittmatter

October 13, 2018 – 10:05 am | 19 views
IMG_7076 Elizabeth Strittmatter (6th Grade, South Fayette) reads and discusses her WQED Write-On Story, "The Starless Night on Nomo."

Youth Express: City Theatre Young Playwrights

October 6, 2018 – 10:35 am | 100 views
IMG_7051 From 10/06/2018: Henry Wahlenmayer (17, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School), Maeren Quirke (14, Ingomar Middle School), Maddox O'Neill and Adam Arena (13, Sharpsville Middle School), and City Theatre Education and Accessibility Manager Katie Trupiano talk about the EQT Young Playwrights Festival, 10/16 to 10/27, City Theatre, Lester Hamburg Studio