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DU Symphony Orchestra, Combined Choirs, TRYPO, CFC Collaborate

The Mary Pappert School of Music presents One Roof, One Voice, a free, collaborative concert featuring more than 350 young musicians and performers, on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.

One Roof, One Voice will include performances by the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra with conductor Jeffrey Turner; the Voices of Spirit and the Pappert Chorales under the direction of Craig G. Cannon and Robert Allen Kurth; the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO) with conductor John Wilcox; and the Children's Festival Chorus with director Christine Jordanoff.

The first half of the One Roof, One Voice concert program will include:

  • España, by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier, performed by TRYPO
  • Nesta Rua, a Brazilian folk song (arranged by Brad and Lucy Green) and Kol Han'shamah, by composer Robert Applebaum, performed by the Children's Festival Chorus
  • Stars I Shall Find, composed by David Dickau with lyrics by Sara Teasdale, performed by the Voices of Spirit
  • Overture to La Forza del Destino, by composer Giuseppe Verdi, performed by the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra.

The concert's second half will conclude with all of the ensembles collaborating to perform Carmina Burana by composer Carl Orff. Featured soloists will include soprano Katy Shackleton Williams, countertenor Andrey Nemzer and baritone Dimitrie Lazich.

Partly a celebration of the School of Music and its affiliated ensembles, and partly a celebration of TRYPO's 40th anniversary, One Roof, One Voice is free but tickets must be ordered in advance by visiting TRYPO's website at http://www.trypo.org/ticketing.php. A suggested donation opportunity will be available in the Heinz Hall lobby at the performance.

For more information, call the School of Music at 412.396.6083 or TRYPO at 412.391.0526.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.