Youth Expression Showcase

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Youth Express: Theodore Tolliver & Nicole Shigiltchoff

March 28, 2020 – 10:05 am | 81 views
From 03/28/2020: Theodore Tolliver (14, Moon Area) and Nicole Shigiltchoff (18, Winchester Thurston) join us by phone to discuss their award-winning works from the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Youth Express: Frances Huffman

March 21, 2020 – 10:35 am | 37 views
BookishInTheBurghHeader From 03/21/2020: Frances Huffman (14, Mars Area High School) discusses her participation in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Bookish in the Burgh team.

Youth Express: North Hills Combined Orchestra

March 21, 2020 – 10:05 am | 23 views
IMG_2013 From 03/21/2020: Students from Highcliff, McIntyre, Ross, and West View elementary schools perform songs from film and television.

Youth Express: Arianna Isabella Kelly

March 21, 2020 – 10:00 am | 21 views
Scholastic Art and Writing From 03/21/2020: Scholastic Art & Writing Award writer Arianna Isabella Kelly (14, Chartiers Valley) joins us via phone to discuss her writing.

Youth Express: Big Brother Big Sister of the Month

March 7, 2020 – 10:35 am | 39 views
IMG_2035 From 03/07/2020: Fatmata (14, Urban Pathways Charter School) and Elysa discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS staff member Rachel Bolden

Youth Express: Intentional Chaos Quintet

March 7, 2020 – 10:05 am | 53 views
IMG_2032 From 03/07/2020: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Intentional Chaos Quintet, featuring Nahvy Baek (9, Wyland Elementary), Eve Magleby-Lambert (10, Mt Lebanon Montessori), Sophia Smith (11, Quaker Valley Middle School), Michelle Yang (11, Mellon Middle School) on violin and Albert Dong (10, Peebles Elementary) on cello

Youth Express: CMU Music Preparatory School

February 29, 2020 – 10:05 am | 68 views
IMG_1974 From 02/29/2020: Five groups of students from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music Preparatory School creative expression program with musical story selections on marimba, glockenspiel, keyboard, conga, and hand percussion.

Youth Express: Seton Center Musicians

February 15, 2020 – 10:05 am | 25 views
IMG_1932 From 02/15/2020: Music from Evan Koepfinger (violin, 17, Achievement House Cyber Charter School), Natalie Zottola (violin, 8, Archangel Gabriel School) and Horacio Ruiz (guitar, 9, St. Bernard’s School), with instructor John Ott of Seton Center School of Music.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Musical Theater

February 8, 2020 – 10:35 am | 42 views
IMG_1890 From 02/08/2020: Charlotte Kinslow (12, Chartiers Valley), Ilyssa Bails (13, Community Day School), Andrew Hall (13, Franklin Regional) and Luca Boudreau (12, Pine-Richland) previewing the Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of Bye Bye Birdie, 2/13 to 2/16, Gargaro Theater, West End

Youth Express: The Spitacio Quartet

February 8, 2020 – 10:05 am | 96 views
IMG_1881 From 02/08/2020: From Youth Chamber Connection, the Spitacio Quartet featuring Hallie Dong on violin (7th grade, Carson Middle School), Pearl Lee on violin (8th grade, Winchester Thurston), Gannon Moore on viola (7th grade, Jefferson Middle School) and Lincoln Baldwin on cello (8th grade, Dorseyville Middle School)