‘Schubert on the Bluff’ Season Ends with Music for Four Hands at One Piano

The Mary Pappert School of Music will host the conclusion of season two of its Schubert on the Bluff series on Sunday, Feb. 19, with Concert VIII: Piano Duet I (Grand Duo), featuring rarely performed music for piano duet played by four hands at one piano.

The 3 p.m. concert will be held in the PNC Recital Hall of the music school. Series artistic director and pianist David Allen Wehr will be joined by pianist Benjamin Binder, pianist Cynthia Raim, soprano Sari Gruber and Zachary Smith on French horn.

The repertoire will include favorite works by Franz Schubert and American classical composer Aaron Copland, including:

  • Rondo on A Major for Piano Duet, D. 951
  • Lebenssturme (Life's Storms) for Piano Duet, D. 947
  • Auf dem Strom (By the Stream), D. 943
  • Danzon Cubano for Two Pianos
  • Grand Duo in C Major for Piano Duet, D. 182.

Wehr and Gruber will conduct the pre-concert discussion at 2:30 p.m.

Admission is $10; audiences can purchase tickets online, by email or by calling 412.232.3853. For more information about the concert series, call 412.396.6083 or visit duq.edu/schubert.

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