Duquesne Debuts New Cutting-Edge Venue at Benefit Concert
The Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation will debut this Homecoming weekend with One More Time for Nick, a concert to benefit the Nicholas Jordanoff Trumpet Scholarship at Duquesne.
The dedication of the center will include a “tour” of music history with Dr. Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, a wine and cheese reception and the concert.
One More Time for Nick will feature performances by Joe Negri, Maureen Budway, Mike Tomaro and Sean Jones.
The Pappert Center was designed to provide students and faculty with a new, technologically sophisticated and acoustically ideal space for live performances and for creating audio and video recordings.
The 5,000-square-foot center features acoustic panels hanging from the ceiling and sound diffusers lining the walls. Curved panel closet doors serve to further enhance room acoustics and carefully chosen sound control materials block outside noise. These measures ensure that musicians and audiences can enjoy the highest levels of sound clarity. In addition, the center has theatrical lighting and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, which includes a 16-foot video projection screen and surround-sound audio, and the capacity for flexible seating for up to 150.
When: Saturday, Oct. 2
5 p.m., Musical heritage presentation
6 p.m., Wine and cheese reception
7 p.m., Concert
Where: Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh
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