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Beethoven on the Bluff Series Returns with Violin/Cello I

The Mary Pappert School of Music's Beethoven on the Bluff series continues with its third concert, Violin/Cello I, which will include sonatas written by the composer as true duos for two star soloists.

The featured pieces will be Sonata #4 for Violin and Piano, op. 23; Sonata #5 for Violin and Piano, op. 24 Spring; and Two Sonatas for Cello and Piano, op. 5 (#1 and #2). Concert performers include David Allen Wehr, pianist and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violinist and concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO); and Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist for the PSO.

A two-season concert series, Beethoven On the Bluff, will feature the major piano chamber works of renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The first season, Beethoven On the Bluff: The Early Years, is comprised of four concerts that will focus on the music that Beethoven wrote between 1793 and 1801, while he was in his 20s.

Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m.

  Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

  A $10 donation is suggested for admission to the concert. For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

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