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Pittsburgh Song Collaborative Returns with Valentine’s Day Performance

The Pittsburgh Song Collaborative of the Mary Pappert School of Music returns with Insatiable Love: Songs for Valentine's Day.

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Benjamin Binder, assistant professor of music, this marks the second performance of the collaborative as a Duquesne ensemble.

Insatiable Love will explore the ups and downs of love-jealousy, flirtation, intrigue and more-with performers including pianist Binder, soprano Laura Knoop Very, tenor Joseph Gaines and pianist Karen Roethlisberger Verm.

The repertoire for the perfomance will feature Benjamin Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, op. 22 and On This Island, op. 11; selections from Hugo Wolf's Mörike-Lieder; and Robert Schumann's Duets for Tenor and Soprano, op. 34.

The Pittsburgh Song Collaborative focuses on art song, which is the musical setting of a poem for piano and voice. During the performance, the lyrics of the poems will be projected onto the stage in both English and each work's original language.

When:   Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

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

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