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July 2017

Chamber Music Pittsburgh – JUST SUMMER Concert – Chelsey Green and The Green Project

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15206 United States
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Hope Academy families are invited to a JUST SUMMER concert featuring Chelsey Green and The Green Project, who tear down all stereotypes of the violin by fusing traditional classical technique with genres including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip Hop and Gospel! . Tickets have been generously donated to us by our partner, Chamber Music Pittsburgh. This performance is recommended for students whose attention span and behavior is equivalent to an 8 year old. Please read about the performance, so…

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Flute Recital – Rominski & Trotter

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Join us for a lovely evening of flute music with Hope Academy teaching artists, as we welcome Brittany Trotter and say good-bye to Kristine Rominski. Laura Carmichael will accompany on piano. Program: Sonata for Flute and Piano, Otar Taktakishvili I. Allegro Cantabile II. Aria III. Allegro Scherzando Kristine Rominski, flute; Laura Carmichael, piano Tango Etudes, Astor Piazzolla Kristine Rominski, flute Fish are Jumping, Robert Dick Brittany Trotter, flute Flute Concerto, Otar Gordeli Brittany Trotter, flute; Laura Carmichael, piano Zoom Tube,…

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August 2017

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Scholarship Auditions

August 5 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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Hope Academy students are encouraged to audition for scholarships to study at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for the 2017-2018 school year. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School will host a community audition on Saturday, August 5, for children, ages 5 to 8, who are interested in pursuing a Children’s Division scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Registration begins at 12:15 pm with auditions following from 1 to 2:30 pm at PBT Studios in the Strip District, 2900 Liberty Ave. Latecomers will not be permitted…

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Afro Yaqui Music Collective

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Hope Academy teaching artists, Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez, bring jazz, funk and soul into dialogue with indigenous music of the 21st century. The Afro Yaqui Music Collective (AYMC) is a 9-piece outfit which descends from the ensembles of Guggenhiem award winner Fred Ho, whose work was influenced by West African, global Indigenous and East Asian musics. The AYMC is co-led by Gizelxanath Rodriguez, an internationally performing soprano and activist, who is also a winner of the 2014 ACE Award.…

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September 2017

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Dance Placements

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELPC – Gym, 116 S. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15206 United States

We recommend that students taking Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dance classes at Hope Academy register for the level that corresponds with their age as of Sept 1. If you feel that your child should be in a different level for some reason, or if you aren't sure if they are ready for Creative Movement (ages 3 & 4), please attend this placement session. PBT instructor, Kerra Alexander, will assess the students and may re-assigned them to different levels, if appropriate. The…

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Church Life Sampler

September 17 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
ELPC – Social Hall, 116 South Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Our annual Church Life Sampler will be held after our Sanctuary worship service. Come “sample” the various worship and service opportunities that ELPC offers. Meet leaders, ask questions, and jump on board! Lunch will be provided and a special activity will be available for children. This also is Visitor’s Sunday, so bring along friends and neighbors to visit ELPC and consider making our church part of their faith journey. So often, once people explore our beautiful building, meet our congregation…

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A Benefit Concert for the Karl Sellner Memorial Scholarship Fund

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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Please join us for what is sure to be a great evening of music, food and friendship in remembrance of former Hope Academy student, Karl Sellner. Performers include The Billy Price Band and Afro Yaqui Music Collective with Hope Academy students. Come early to purchase food from food trucks on Penn and Whitfield Avenues and join us for Dinner in the Square. All proceeds will benefit the Hope Academy scholarship fund in Karl’s name. SCHEDULE 5:00 – 8:00 pm -…

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Application deadline for Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Applications for Pittsburgh's Creative and Performing Arts School 6-12 - DEADLINE Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5 PM Students may apply for no more than TWO art forms; and must submit a separate application, essay and artistic recommendation for each. Use this link (PPS CAPA website) to fill out the online magnet application. You should also download a document that outlines the Pittsburgh CAPA 6−12 audition process; and a document that outlines the Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 audition requirements by art form. Coaching and…

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October 2017

Orion Quartet with Tara O’Connor Field Trip

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Hope Academy families are invited to a concert featuring Orion Quartet with Tara O'Connor, flute. Tickets have been generously donated to us by our partner, Chamber Music Pittsburgh. This performance is recommended for students whose attention span and behavior is equivalent to an 8 year old. Please read about the performance, so that you know what to expect; and the etiquette guidelines, so that you understand the expectations; then RSVP here by Sunday, October 1. About The Artists: The Orion Quartet Daniel…

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Hope Academy’s Un-Halloween Party

October 28

NO tricks and NO treats,  but lots of fun dressing up for classes and private lessons on Halloween. This is a dress-up day so use your imagination and come in your favorite costume. Keep it G-rated for all of the little ones (nothing scary, bloody, violent, suggestive or adult-themed); and make sure you can move easily and safely (no boots, flip flops, bare feet, or masks that obstruct vision). We will have a photographer here to take photos of everyone…

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