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City Music Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary at 'Friendraiser'

Duquesne University’s City Music Center (CMC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its annual “Friendraiser” event on campus.

The event will feature a silent auction and wine bar, followed by a special side-by-side concert by CMC faculty and students. Immediately following the recital, CMC parents representing many different countries will host an international dinner.

One of 12 nationally accredited community music schools in the United States, the City Music Center is a venue where children, young people and adults from throughout Western Pennsylvania study music. It offers students a comprehensive conservatory program of private instruction on most instruments, a core, graded musicianship curriculum, participation in ensembles and numerous recital performances throughout the year.

Tickets, on sale at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for children. They can be purchased in advance by calling 412.396.5872. All proceeds will benefit the CMC's financial aid fund.

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

When: Sunday, Nov. 2
5 p.m., silent auction and wine bar
6 p.m., faculty/student concert

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.