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Duquesne’s Symphony Orchestra Announces 2006-2007 Concert Season

The Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra (DUSO), under the direction of Maestro Sidney Harth, has announced its 2006-2007 concert season. Four of this season’s concerts are scheduled to be broadcast live on 89.3, WQED-FM.    Harth, who began working last year to select the compositions to be played, collaborate with guest artists and select dates for performances for the upcoming season, has been director of orchestral activities at the Mary Pappert School of Music since 2001. The DUSO, with 90 musicians, compares with professional orchestras in its size.

The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Oct. 15*
Waverly Overture, Op. 1 by H. Berlioz
Lt. Kije Suite (vocal version) by S. Prokofiev
Three Metaphysical Songs by E. Tamar
Guenko Guechev, bass baritone
Songs of a Wayfarer by G. Mahler
Patricia Donohue Burns, mezzo soprano
In the South by E. Elgar
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Suggested donation: $10.

Sunday, Nov. 12*
Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach
Trumpet Concerto by O. Bohme
George Vosburgh, trumpet
Paris (Song of a Great City) by F. Delius
Salome’s Dance by R. Strauss
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Suggested donation: $10.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
A Concert by the Winners of the Annual Concerto Competition
8 p.m., Homestead Public Library Music Hall. Suggested donation: $10.

Sunday, Feb. 4*
Nights in the Gardens of Spain by M. De Falla
Kenneth Burky, piano
Donald McKinney, conductor
Cello Concerto No. 1 by D. Shostakovich
Misha Quint, cello
Symphony No. 1 by D. Shostakovich
3:15 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Suggested donation: $10.

Sunday, March 25*
A Family Occasion
Concerto for Four Violins by A. Vivaldi
Sascha and Jeannie Mandl
Charles and Rachel Stegeman
Concerto for Two Harps by D. Cutler
Gretchen and Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton
Concerto for Four Violins by L. Maurer
Sascha and Jeannie Mandl
Charles and Rachel Stegeman
Sketches of America by L. Purse
Sean Jones, trumpet
Edward Kocher, trombone
Choral Fantasy by L. van Beethoven
David Allen Wehr, piano
Duquesne University Choruses
Christine Jordanoff, director
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Suggested donation: $10.

Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21
The Marriage of Figaro by W. A. Mozart
The Opera Workshop
Guenko Guechev, director
8 p.m., Carnegie Public Library Music Hall, Carnegie. Suggested donation: $10.

*These concerts will be broadcast live on 89.3, WQED-FM

For more information about the DUSO season and other concerts and recitals at the Mary Pappert School of Music, visit www.music.duq.edu or call 412.396.6083.

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