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Duquesne Symphony member Adam Liu plays the cello at a Symphony Concert

Duquesne Symphony Concert - February 20, 2018

Members of the Duquesne Society enjoyed a performance by the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, a student ensemble that serves as a central element of The Mary Pappert School of Music's curriculum. In the course of a typical school year, the Symphony Orchestra performs six concerts, performing major works from the standard orchestral repertoire. The concert was bookended by works of Liszt and Schumann, but the centerpiece of the evening was a new work for cello and erhu written by Duquesne professor Lynn Emberg Purse, performed by Pittsburgh Symphony cellist and Duquesne faculty Adam Liu. Guests at the pre-concert cocktails had the opportunity to mingle with Daniel Meyer, Director of Orchestral Studies and the orchestra's Music Director; Dr. Seth Beckman, Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music; and Lynn Purse, the featured composer.

This event was the first in a new series of events that will be offered to Duquesne Society donors. The intent of these special opportunities is to provide you with more exposure to our campus' offerings pared with an insider's view. Information on our next event will be provided after our donor cocktail event in June.


Cocktails on the Bluff - June 1, 2018 Students and a Duquesne donor attend the 2017 Duquesne Society Cocktails event

Join us for our annual Cocktails on the Bluff with some new added features! We are extending the activities into a Donor Day of Recognition this year. As always you are invited to the Bluff for evening cocktails with President Ken Gormley and his wife, Laura, but this year's activities will also include:

3 p.m. Guest Lecture by Duquesne University History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson on the year 1968 in National and Local perspective - including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

5 p.m.  Mass in the University Chapel

6 p.m. Cocktails & Food stations in the Administration Courtyard (rain location Union Ballroom)

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