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.
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
This week we have 5 great performances on tap, weather permitting. Musicians will be making their own calls about performing if there’s inclement weather. As always, many thanks to our generous performers! Audience members: please remember to follow social distancing guidelines and to clap loudly!
Sunday June 28, 7 – 8 pm
Highland Park Mini Band (Deb Bogen)
1112 N. Highland Ave.
Artists: Deb and Jim Bogen + family
The Bogen family will be singing and performing eclectic music from traditional folk and gospel, to a real mix of band members’ favorites like Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, and Lyle Lovett. They will be playing uke, banjo, bass, and guitar.
830 N Euclid Ave
Type of music: flamenco music, guitar and vocals.
Performers include: Jon Bañuelos, Jeff Berman, and Carolina Loyola-García
5822 Bryant Street
Christopher will perform ambient experimental music using modular synthesizers.
This week several of our regulars are off, but there are still three diverse and fabulous shows for your enjoyment from 7 – 8 pm on Sunday. Thank you performers! Walk or bike the neighborhood and hear amazing jazz, folk, and experimental music. Here’s the line-up:
A subset of the Bogen family will perform a delightful mix of traditional folk and gospel tunes while the rest have the weekend off.
913 Heths Ave. (on the fire escape on the left side of the house, not the porch)
Trevor is a bassist with Merz, Miller and the Wolves, but will be performing solo for the porch concerts. He will be playing from his fire escape, playing original and improvised compositions that emanate experimental, progressive and atmospheric jazz and funk. He utilizes looping and his pedal board to take listeners on journeys with layers of engaging and thought-provoking sounds. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0rp_9ShwVg/
Our May Zoom meeting was a big success, and since we still want to limit everyone’s exposure to Covid risk, we are going to do it again. Please register online using the following link. You will get an email with the actual meeting link. Looking forward to ‘seeing’ everyone!
Update from Zone 5
Annual Business Meeting – Updates on HPCC membership, budget, board, communications and events
Conversation with Director Ricks from the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) on neighborhood projects including the Reservoir Drive traffic closure and N. Euclid Neighborway.
What: June HPCC Community Meeting
When: June 18, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Note: You may also receive an invitation via the Highland Park ListServ. Please only register once.