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    January Concerts Hosted by the Mary Pappert School of Music

    For the most up-to-date performance and recital information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

    Sunday, Jan. 8

    Dvořák at Duquesne: Czech, Please (Quintets)

    The third in a four-concert series showcasing the works of composer Antonin Dvořák, this performance will feature From the Bohemian Forest for Piano Duet, op. 68; String Quintet in G Major, op. 77; and Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81. Pianist Dr. Benjamin Binder will discuss Dvořák and nationalism in music in a special pre-performance event.

    2:15 p.m., Binder discussion, 3 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    Sunday, Jan.15

    Music on the Mount: Chamber Music for the New Year

    A series of free chamber music concerts at Mt. Washington’s Saint Mary of the Mount Parish, Music On the Mount is organized by Mary Pappert School of Music Director of Choral Organizations Christine Jordanoff, with the assistance of the Rev. Michael J. Stumpf, pastor of St. Mary’s, and the parish’s Director of Liturgical Music Amanda Plazek.

    3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Saturday, Jan. 21

    An Evening of Clarinet Chamber Music

    This faculty recital will feature clarinetist Ron Samuels.

    8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    Sunday, Jan. 22

    Dvořák at Duquesne: Czech-Out (Slavonic Dances)

    The final of this four-concert series showcasing the works of composer Antonin Dvořák, this performance will feature Dr. David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair, and pianist Cynthia Raim, who will do a complete performance of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances for Piano Duet. A special pre-concert performance of organ music by Czech and Bohemian composers will feature Dr. Ann Labounsky, professor and chair of organ and sacred music, and Dr. Edward Kocher, dean of the Pappert School.

    2:15 p.m., pre-concert performance, 3 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    Sunday, Jan. 29

    Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra featuring conductor Jeffrey Turner.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    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 10 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.