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‘Fife and Drums’ Marks Inaugural Concert for ‘Budapest on the Bluff’ Series

The Mary Pappert School of Music will kick off its new Budapest on the Bluff concert series with Fife and Drums, a performance that will include music ranging from 17th century dances to dazzling Romantic virtuosity.

Budapest on the Bluff, a five-concert series, focuses on renowned Hungarian composers and works inspired by Hungarian and Gypsy folk music. Fife and Drums will feature pieces such as Ferenc Farkas's Old Hungarian Dances for Woodwind Quintet, Franz Doppler's Hungarian Fantasy for Two Flutes and Piano, op. 35, and Karl Maria von Weber's Hungarian Rondo for Bassoon and Piano, among others.

Among the performers at the Fife and Drums concert will be:

  • David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne and artistic director of Budapest on the Bluff
  • Cynthia Raim, international concert pianist
  • David Sogg, co-principal bassoonist, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Jack Howell, principal clarinetist, Wheeling Symphony
  • James Houlik, chair of winds, Duquesne.

The concert will be preceded by a special presentation by Dr. Benjamin Binder, assistant professor of musicianship, who will provide a season overview.

When: Sunday, Sept. 9, pre-concert program at 2:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m.

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

Information: A donation of $10 is suggested for each concert. For more information on Budapest on the Bluff, call the School of Music at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

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