This week the County issued a new order limiting gatherings to 25 and encouraging people to say at home and not travel. We are still having porch concerts this weekend as typically there are fewer than 25 people attending each performance at any time, and they are outside where the risk of transmission is less. However, we continue to ask everyone who attends to wear masks and stay at least 6 feet apart from people not from your household. Looking forward, if we go into the red again and/or if a stay-at-home order goes into effect, we will be forced to cancel the concerts. Hopefully people will wash hands frequently; stay home if they are high-risk, have tested positive, are showing symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with Covid; avoid large gatherings; wear masks in public when social distancing isn’t feasible; and take other measures public health officials are recommending to avoid the spread of Covid. Preventing infection rates from rising is a community effort.
For those interested in and comfortable with going out on Sunday evening, we have five performers/groups who are generously offering to share their music with you, including two new performers. Many thanks!
New this week!
Oak Tree Baroque Trio
951 Wellesley Road.
This trio includes three members of the Pittsburgh Symphony: Max Blair and Kyle Mustain, oboes, and David Sogg, bassoon. They will be playing chamber music from the Baroque era, roughly 300 years ago.
815 N. Beatty St.
Sam is a singer/songwriter who performs folk-pop originals about the world around us, from social issues to personal love songs, often enlaced with nature themes.
822 N. St. Clair St.
Tami will be playing kids songs and folk songs on guitar.
5811 Stanton Ave.
Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. This week Jonathan will be joined by another musician who will be bringing an organ keyboard. http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog
Tania & Jeff Grubbs
1033 Portland St
The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet. https://taniagrubbs.com/