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Virtual Music on the Bluff

Until further notice, all in-person concerts presented by the Mary Pappert School of Music will require face coverings for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status.

The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University presents Best of the Bluff, Year Two, the pandemic-delayed second season of a two-year chamber music project. Since 2002, Bluff Series Artistic Director David Allen Wehr has built each season of piano-centered chamber music around a specific composer or national style. Previous years have featured Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Copland, Debussy, Dvoƙák, Schubert, Schumann, and David Stock, as well as French, Russian, and Hungarian composers.

In 2018, Bluff audiences were presented with a list of the hundreds of musical works performed on the series and asked to vote for their favorites. The results formed the foundation of Best of the Bluff, bringing back many of the audience's most loved pieces and performers, along with some surprises.

As always, the faculty of the Mary Pappert School of Music form the nucleus of the artistic corps, with many members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and international guest artists. Be sure to purchase your season subscription early so as not to be disappointed when the ‘‘Sold Out'' sign goes up!

This season, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission or pre-concert events. Receptions after each program will give audience members an opportunity to visit with the artists.

In lieu of pre-concert talks, we will release a short video prior to each concert featuring David Allen Wehr. He will discuss many of the same things that would be addressed in pre-concert talks, so please take a moment to watch these videos prior to each concert.

Inside the Bluff Series - Dynamic Duos

Upcoming Bluff Series Concerts

Visit our Calendar of Events to see our full list of concerts and recitals.