Music of Billy Strayhorn Concert Set to Benefit Tree of Life Synagogue

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A powerful universal language, music unites people of all types across the globe. As musicians, we understand this on a very fundamental level. As we grieve for our relatives, friends, colleagues, and neighbors who were lost through a senseless, violent act at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, we want to do our part and bring our communities together to celebrate life and love through music.

The Mary Pappert School of Music will donate 100% of proceeds raised from ticket sales to this Friday's concert, The Music of Billy Strayhorn, to the Tree of Life Synagogue. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door.

The concert, featuring the Duquesne Jazz Ensemble (Mike Tomaro, director), Jazz Workshop (Jeff Bush, director) and the extracurricular Vocal Jazz Ensemble (Kelley Krepin DeFade, director) will pay tribute to Strayhorn, a Pittsburgh native and legendary jazz composer. Songs such as Chelsea Bridge, Day Dream, Satin Doll and Lush Life will be featured in the program, to name just a few.

The Music of Billy Strayhorn begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Duquesne Union Ballroom this Friday, Nov. 2. We sincerely hope that you will join us in support of our community as we enjoy the music of a fellow Pittsburgher.

To find out more about this event, please visit or call 412.396.6083.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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