Porch Concerts 2020
Summing Up the Season

Anton DeFade's
Beatles Band

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PORCH CONCERTS ON DEVONSHIRE

Between May 24 and October 17 we had the pleasure of presenting 19 musical events. Our porch provided a stage for 60 Pittsburgh musicians, including 16 talented youth, who performed music from diverse genres from Bach to Beatles, Mozart to Mariachi, and Tango to Jazz.

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CONCERTS FOR A CAUSE

Your generous donations helped struggling freelance musicians during the Covid-shutdown and supported youth music programs at:

  • Afro-American Music Institute

  • Arts Preschool in East Liberty

  • CMU Preparatory School Scholarship Fund

  • Hope Academy, East Liberty

  • Mindful Music Moments, PPS

  • Pittsburgh City Schools

  • PSO Musician's Care Fund (lessons, transportation and instrument repair.)

  • Three Rivers Young People's Orchestra 

  • Urban Impact, North Side

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THE MUSICIANS

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY &

CARNEGIE MELLON

Andrés Cárdenes, violin

Tatjana Mead Chamis, viola

Will Chow, cello

Sung-Im Kim, piano

Monique Mead, violin

Dennis O’Boyle, violin

Rodrigo Ojeda, piano

Alexandra Thompson, cello


JAZZ

Anton DeFade, bass

Eric DeFade, sax and flute

Kelley Krepin DeFade, vocals

Tom Roberts, piano

Eric Susoeff, guitar 

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Theresa Abalos, flute

Chantal Braziel, voice

Brian Curtin, violin

Casey Ferguson, bassoon

Will Teegarden, cello

Agata Miklavc, violin

Juliette Greer, violin

Emily Gallagher, soprano

Hilary Gamble, viola

Gabriel Hightower, cello

Hyun Ju, piano

Veronica Lopez, viola

Katie Russell, clarinet

Joseph Sandler, voice

Leah Stevens, flute

Ryan Walsh, oboe

SINGERS, TANGO DANCERS 

BEATLES BAND

Susan DeLuca, vocals

Donna Groom, keys and vocals

Renny Hortono, tango dancer

Brandon Lehman, vocals

Jacob Pleakis, keys & vocals

Chewy Suzuki, tango dancer

Brian Wolfe, drums

Alex Herd, sound engineer

 

MARIACHI

Beideth Briceño, voice

Gustavo Coyotl, guitarrón

Sandra Morales, violin

Ulises Ramirez, trumpet

Juanita Villegas, vihuela

 

TALENTED YOUTH 

Hannah Bedeck, violin

Isabel Cardenes, harp

Tino Cardenes, piano

Tonino Cerri, violin

J. Oliver Choo, piano

Nora Gruber, piano

Jun Gruber, cello

Alex Sayette, sax

Laziza Shanazarova, violin

Étienne Strandberg-Houzé, violin

Julien Strandberg-Houzé, violin

Rohan Sykora, guitar

Alice Tang, violin

Tadao Tomokiyo, piano

Felix Veser, viola

William Wang, violin

Pianist, Producer, Composer