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‘A Love Revisited’ Concert to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research

The Mary Pappert School of Music, Professor of Music Mike Tomaro and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra will host A Love Revisited, a concert at Duquesne University to benefit the research and patient-support efforts of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 

The performance, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, in the Power Center Ballroom, is the fifth annual concert developed by Tomaro to honor his wife Nancy, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2010.

"The battle against pancreatic cancer is constant," said Tomaro. "It continues to be a killer because it only shows itself when it's too late. I've been amazed over the years at the number of people I've met who have lost loved ones to this terrible disease. I plan to continue to hold these concerts for as long as possible in an effort to help support the fight in any way I can." 

A Love Revisited will feature music by Adjunct Jazz Guitar Professor Joe Negri and lyricist Lou Tracey. The program will include the big band premiere of a three-movement suite composed by Tomaro around the time of his wife's cancer treatments as well as pop pieces by Kenny Loggins, Phoebe Snow, The Carpenters and other artists.

In addition to Tomaro, Negri and members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, other concert performers will include:

  • Donna Bailey
  • Lisa Bleil
  • Adam Brock
  • Tania Grubbs
  • Andrea Tomaro
  • Natalie Tomaro
  • Dane Vannatter.

Admission to A Love Revisited is a donation of $15 for adults 18 and over, and $10 for senior citizens and college students with a valid school ID. Attendees under 17 are admitted free.

All contributions, including the price of admission, are tax-deductible when presented in the form of a check written to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.

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