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‘Bicentennials on the Bluff’ Series Kicks Off With an All-Schumann Program

Group Dynamics, an all-Schumann program, will kick off the Bicentennials on the Bluff concert series, which is a celebration of Romantic favorites and rarely performed pieces by composers Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann.

Group Dynamics will explore the imaginative way that Schumann approaches chamber ensembles. Performances of Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, op. 73, Piano Quartet, op. 47, Adagio and Allegro for French Horn and Piano, op. 70 and Piano Quintet, op. 44, will feature pianist David Allen Wehr, violinists Charles and Rachel Stegeman, and violists Marylene Gingras-Roy and Joen Vasquez, among others.

Chopin and Schumann: Mirror Images, a pre-concert program, will feature Dr. Benjamin Binder, assistant professor of musicianship at Duquesne, who will give a multimedia presentation on the striking similarities and differences between the two pianist-composers.

When: Sunday, Sept. 19

2:15 p.m., pre-concert event

3 p.m., concert

Where: PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information: A donation of $10 is suggested for admission. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/bicentennials/ or call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083.

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