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    ‘Budapest on the Bluff’ Series Features ‘String Theory’

    The Mary Pappert School of Music presents the fourth in its five-concert series Budapest on the Bluff at Duquesne University, String Theory.

    The performance will feature works by composers Zoltan Kodály, Franz Josef Haydn, Ernő von Dohnányi, Béla Bartók and Maurice Ravel. Pieces include Sonata for Solo Cello, Six Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano, and Tzigane for Violin and Piano.

    Among the performers are Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Concertmaster and violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley; Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra Concertmaster and Mary Pappert School of Music Chair of Strings Charles Stegeman; Adam Liu, assistant principal cellist of the PSO; Jeffrey Turner, principal bassist of the PSO and director of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra; and David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair and artistic director of the concert series.

    The concert will be preceded by a special performance of Brahm's Gypsy Songs by Mary Pappert School of Music Chair of Voice Guenko Guechev; mezzo-soprano Xiu-ru Liu and pianist Wehr.

    When:   Sunday, Jan. 6

    2:30 p.m. pre-concert performance

    3 p.m., concert

    Where:   PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

    Information:   Suggested donation: $10. For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit

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