Chopin/Schumann on the Bluff

The Mary Pappert School of Music's popular chamber music series returns for a 21st season with the beginning of a two-year-long exploration and celebration of the solo piano and chamber music of Romantic composers Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann. Artistic Director David Allen Wehr has invited members of the Duquesne University faculty and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, along with internationally-renowned guest artists for a feast of beautiful melodies and compelling story-telling.

Concert Information

Inside the Bluff Series

Prior to each concert this year, David Allen Wehr will talk on stage with one of the concert's performers about the music the you will hear. This inside look at the repertoire will provide a deeper understanding of the music, how and why the composer chose to write what they wrote, and even give you a peek inside the preparation our musicians go through prior to the concert.

Livestream Information

This year, we will be using our IEMMA Broadcast Network (Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts) to livestream each of the Bluff Series concerts and their preceding pre-concert talks. To watch, click the button below at 2:30 p.m. on each concert day.

Meet & Greet the Artists

After each performance, you are invited to join us in the PNC Recital Hall Lobby to meet and talk with our amazing musicians. Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Music on the Bluff Events

There are no upcoming events to display for this calendar.

David Allen Wehr

Artistic Director

David Allen Wehr serves as Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, where he holds the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair. He has performed over 1,300 concerts in 30 countries as soloist and chamber music artist since winning the Gold Medal at the 1987 Santander International Piano Competition in Spain. He is Artistic Director of the popular Music on the Bluff chamber music series at Duquesne. Wehr’s discography consists of over 20 albums, including the complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle.

Admission Information

All Music on the Bluff concerts are held in PNC Recital Hall, which is located on the first floor of the Mary Pappert School of Music.

Questions About Attending a Bluff Series Concert?

We're always happy to help. Please call during regular business hours or email us anytime.

Admission to each concert is $15/seat. We recommend reserving your seat online as soon as possible, as concerts often sell out.

There are no printed tickets for Bluff Series concerts. If you reserve your seat in advance, please check in at the table in the PNC Recital Hall Lobby when you arrive. We will have a list that includes your name and your seat information.

Prior to the first concert in each season, you may also purchase season passes. Season passholders may renew their same seats during a two-week window prior to the public on-sale date each year.

Our online ticket vendor is Brown Paper Tickets.

Reserve Your Seat Now

Our online ticket vendor is Brown Paper Tickets. You may reserve seats for any remaining concert in this year's Music on the Bluff Series.