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Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s A Lyrical Christmas Carol

December 11, 2010 – 1:12 pm | 3,486 views
2010-12-11-Sat Show Pics 001 We're pleased to welcome cast members of this magical holiday tale, which returns to the New Hazlett Theater. See website below for further detail.

The Montgomery Fellowship Quartet

December 4, 2010 – 11:42 am | 3,020 views
2010-12-04-Sat Show Pics 004 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, we proudly welcome the talented Montgomery Fellowship Quartet, who's members consist of the first chairs in the PYSO, live in our studios.

Shailen Abram

November 27, 2010 – 12:58 pm | 6,240 views
2010-11-27-SatShowPics 004 We're pleased to welcome 12 year-old Shailen Abram, a very talented pianist and student at the Western PA School for the Blind, live in our studios.

Hannah Piston

November 27, 2010 – 12:19 pm | 3,440 views
2010-11-27-SatShowPics 001 As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, this week we welcome talented 14 year-old Hannah Piston, playing harp live in our studios.

Gemini Children’s Theater’s Velveteen Rabbit

November 20, 2010 – 5:24 pm | 1,439 views
2010-11-20-SatShowPics 001 The Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. This week we welcome members of the cast of Velveteen Rabbit as they preview their production of this classic story.

The Hilal String Quartet

November 13, 2010 – 2:06 pm | 4,160 views
The Hilal String Quartet As part of our ongoing series with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, this week we welcome the talented Hilal Quartet, a group of siblings who have been performing together for over seven years.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

November 6, 2010 – 1:47 pm | 3,047 views
PYS For our latest youth music series, we're proud to feature the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. This week's PYSO guests, a very talented string quartet with harp & bass, will perform a Debussy piece live in our studios.

The Brilliant Bookworms’ “Scary Stories”

October 30, 2010 – 11:24 am | 2,847 views
2010-10-30-Sat Show Pics 002 The Brilliant Bookworms, an afterschool storytelling club of 4th & 5th grade students from Winchester Thurstson School, join us for a special "scary" storytelling session, live in our studios.

Girl Scout Troop 51129

October 27, 2010 – 12:26 pm | 1,562 views
girlscouts Girl Scout Troop 51129 join us for a studio tour and leave us with a great campfire song.

Hannah Chang

October 23, 2010 – 10:59 am | 2,516 views
2010-10-23-SatShowPics 002 Violinist Hannah Chang, a talented, 6 year-old first grade student at Falk School, joins us to perform live in our studios.